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  • Late diagnosis of HIV blamed on Coalition's health reforms

    Health experts are reporting disturbing increases in the number of people being diagnosed late with the HIV virus in England. They warn that healthcare reforms, which, they say, have "fragmented" a previously "seamless sexual health service", may be a major reason for the delays, and have called for an investigation.

    29 September 2014 | The Independent
  • Dr Steve Taylor: Why Privatisation Is Killing the NHS

    I thought it would be useful to share with you the effects which the Health and Social Care Act are having on our NHS, and how privatisation is taking doctors and nurses away from frontline care, turning valued colleagues into the competition, and potentially jeopardising the HIV and sexual health services that we have spent years trying to build.

    24 September 2014 | Huffington Post
  • Gay people have 'poorer health' and 'GP issues'

    “Lesbians, gays and bisexuals are more likely to have longstanding mental health problems,” The Independent reports, as well as “bad experiences with their GP”. A UK survey found striking disparities in survey responses compared to heterosexuals.

    09 September 2014 | NHS Behind the Headlines
  • England: Commissioners must collaborate, cooperate and coordinate to make it work, says new guide

    Public Health England (PHE) has today launched a new guide to the commissioning of sexual health, reproductive health, and HIV services.

    09 September 2014 | Public Health England press release
  • People with HIV face even greater obstacles and challenges in later life

    Report hails extraordinary success of HIV services but highlights need to adapt to an ageing population.

    03 September 2014 | 2020health (press release)
  • All public health marketing to be in partnership with brands

    Unveiling its marketing strategy for the current financial year, Public Health England (PHE) says it will never launch a marketing campaign unless in partnership with an external organisation.

    08 July 2014 | Marketing Week
  • New ARV prescribing guidelines for London (2014)

    The guidelines are the result of a therapeutic tender, which encourages drug manufacturers to offer volume discounts for different stages of the treatment pathway, for example, for preferred use in first-line, second-line and multiple resistant treatment.

    01 July 2014 | HIV i-Base
  • Data sharing: HIV status and confidentiality

    Dr William Ford-Young explains that confidentiality around HIV is still a concern in the NHS

    27 June 2014 | GP Online
  • NHS is the world's best healthcare system, report says

    The NHS has been declared the world's best healthcare system by an international panel of experts who rated its care superior to countries which spend far more on health.

    18 June 2014 | The Guardian
  • Older HIV patients 'need more support'

    The older generation of people with HIV need better support to keep them well, nurses say. About a quarter of the 100,000 people with HIV in the UK are aged over 50.

    16 June 2014 | BBC Health
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