Have your say on the LSL Sexual Health Strategy
We are currently consulting on the Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham Sexual Health Strategy and want your comments. We will review all responses and issue a document providing our response on any issues raised, and how we have taken them on board in the final published strategy.
We welcome feedback in all forms but you may find it helpful to use the accompanying feedback form for your response. The final date for giving us your feedback is 30 June.
After this date all the responses to the consultation will be prepared and circulated to all those who contributed and to all our other stakeholders.
- NHS Southwark Clinical Commissioning Group
- Southwark Council
- NHS Lambeth Clinical Commissioning Group
- Lewisham Council
- NHS Lewisham Clinical Commissioning Group
Overall the consultation response endorsed aims and vision for the Strategy, recognising the need to shift investment from treatment into prevention, and supported the move towards commissioning services that were delivered closer to home.
However, key issues and questions raised by the consultation included:
- Why does the strategy adopt a medical model and focus on services?
- How will community and voluntary sector organisations be involved in delivering the strategy?
- Is there sufficient evidence to identify what works to inform commissioning, including for work with African communities and men who have sex with men?
- Is there a commitment to protecting open access services and patient choice?
- Will there be a review of primary care?
- Is there a commitment to supporting workforce development?
As a result of the responses there will be additional emphasis in the Strategy Action Plan on:
- female genital mutilation
- workforce development
- co-working with colleagues outside of sexual health
- and involving the community and voluntary sector in delivering the strategy