Work & Projects
The London Sexual Health Programme supports clinicians and commissioners to improve the sexual health and wellbeing of Londoners. We work with sexual health services throughout London, mainly with PCTs and the NHS but also through other stakeholders such as third sector organisations and the police.
Our aim is to promote high quality clinical services to treat and prevent sexually transmitted infections and unplanned pregnancies
We offer a wide range of commissioning support services such as:
- We work to provide quality health intelligence that explains the need, demand and supply of sexual health services. Please see the Sex & Our city needs assessment and other similar information on our Documents and Resources page
- We provide best practice guidance, tools and templates. Take a look at our Sexual Health Tariff page to learn more about the work developing it and what it will provide for commissioners. Additionally our page on PGDs will give you info on how these are being standardised Pan London for sexual health.
- We provide London wide public and patient engagement and good practice guidance for local implementation. For example, have a go at our Patient and Public engagement toolkit on the PPE page.
- We support reviewing the quality and effectiveness of services, for instance benchmarking of performance by cluster and local authority area. This is done through the commissioner’s network meetings LSHP holds monthly.
- We support providers and commissioners on service planning and demand management. We have been especially busy in this area over the last few years preparing for, and supporting services through, the Olympic Games.
- We also work to provide centralised services and support for clusters as a means of delivering considerable savings. This is in areas of abortion, condom procurement and Sexual Assault Referral Centres. Further information on some of our work is on the Improving Access to Contraception and SARC & The Havens pages.
- We have a drive for innovation, especially technological development allowing improved public access to services and ways of engaging the public.