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  • LGBT drugs and sexual health services needed in London

    The strong association with high-risk sexual behaviour and sexual ill-health, including the transmission of HIV and hepatitis C, has highlighted the need for better links between sexual health and drug services. However, very few integrated services exist, and those that do are now only available to local residents due to recent changes in NHS commissioning.

    11 April 2014 | The Guardian
  • Ed Miliband: Coalition must take responsibility for lack of HIV testing by GPs

    The Labour leader told in an exclusive interview that he was alarmed by reports of healthcare professionals failing to offer HIV tests to groups most at risk of carrying the virus. “The Government has a responsibility to work with GPs and health centres to make sure, not only are they aware of their responsibilities, but also to encourage them to provide testing” he said.

    20 March 2014 | Pink News
  • Review: Dean Street Express

    I would like to tell you about my experience with a new clinic I visited today. Dean Street Express is a new sexual health walk in clinic which offers fast, free and confidential STI/HIV screening 6 days a week without an appointment. In a nutshell I had an amazing experience with them: friendly staff, brand new equipment and technologies I’ve never seen before, very quick service.

    14 March 2014 | My Gay London
  • Commissioning HIV services

    An overview of the commissioning of services for people living with HIV, and the roles of Local Authorities, Clinical Commissioning Groups and NHS England.

    25 February 2014 | Public Health England
  • Cara Bids for Lighthouse Lifeline

    The Lighthouse in West London, up for sale by THT, will continue to be used and run by people living with HIV if a rescue plan by The Cara Trust is accepted.

    19 February 2014 | Baseline
  • UK: Staff disillusionment at new public health body, survey shows

    A survey of staff at Public Health England shows it is not a happy organisation.

    12 February 2014 | The Guardian
  • UK: Management of HIV infected healthcare workers performing exposure prone procedures

    In August 2013, the Chief Medical Officer for England announced a change in policy to remove restrictions on Healthcare Workers (HCW) with HIV practising Exposure-Prone Procedures (EPPs). Public Health England (PHE) has now published interim guidance on the implementation of this policy.

    31 January 2014 | Public Health England
  • Changes to Accessing the NHS - Are You Worried?

    Big changes are under way affecting access to the NHS. We could all find it much harder to access services, vulnerable people could be put off or prevented from accessing health care that they need, NHS staff will have an additional administrative burden to implement the system. And we don't know if it will really save any money.

    29 January 2014 | Huffington Post
  • More to do on NHS confidentiality for people with HIV

    The NHS needs to do more to tackle HIV-related stigma, lack of patient knowledge on the use of their personal data, and breaches of confidentiality.  These are key findings from a major new survey of the knowledge and views of people living with HIV.

    22 January 2014 | NAT press release
  • Sir Nick Partridge new chair of NHS England Clinical Priorities Advisory Group

    Sir Nick will be in post for up to three years and will provide CPAG with leadership and work alongside other members of CPAG, holding responsibility for developing recommendations on the prioritisation of national service specifications, clinical access policies and other proposals of significant service change.

    22 January 2014 | NHS England
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