The government has significantly reduced the amount of money councils receive to fund public health services and councils across England are working on ways to reconfigure services. This means we must find ways to provide services with far less money.

In 2015/16 and 2016/17, the government significantly reduced the amount of money councils receive to fund public health services and councils across England are working on ways to reconfigure services. There will be further reductions over the next three years. There is also rising demand for open access sexual health services, in particular, genitourinary medicine (GUM).This means we must find ways to provide services with far less money.

Between 25 August and 30 September 2016, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, together with Lambeth and Southwark councils are consulting patients who use our services, local people, community voluntary organisations on proposed changes to Sexual and Reproductive Health Services in Lambeth and Southwark.

For more information about these proposals and the different ways in which you can share your views, please visit the Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust website.

Share your views with us

Since May this year, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust together with Lambeth and Southwark councils, have continued to seek the views of service users and members of the local community through public meetings, questionnaires, as well as focus groups in our sexual health clinics. Their views have helped to develop the proposals that our consultation document (below) describes.

Please take some time to read about the proposed changes and share your views - they are important and will help us to provide services that meet the needs of service users.

How to respond

This consultation ended on Friday 30 September 2016 and is now closed for responses.
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