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Developing A National Framework For Commissioning HIV, Sexual And Reproductive Health Services

The framework will provide local government, NHS England and clinical commissioning groups advice and examples of how to commission services

Published on 20 January 2014

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by Public Health England


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Public Health England (PHE)
Public Health England (PHE)

Public Health England (PHE), in conjunction with partner agencies, is developing a national framework for commissioning HIV, sexual and reproductive health services.

This framework will provide local government, NHS England and clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) with practical advice and examples of existing and emerging practice to support the commissioning of services that effectively meet the needs of patients and populations.

HIV, sexual and reproductive health service commissioning has undergone significant change, with the ambition of securing better outcomes, locally relevant responses and increased service equity. This transition in arrangements, including the split of responsibilities between NHS England, local authorities and CCGs, is bringing new challenges as well as new opportunities.

In order to address these challenges, and ensure that the opportunities the new arrangements present can be maximised to improve patient outcomes, meticulous partnership working will be required to maintain and develop high quality services, delivered via seamless, integrated care pathways; and ensure the efficient use of available resources.

To support this, PHE is developing a national framework, with practical and relevant tools, to facilitate integrated HIV, sexual and reproductive health commissioning. This work is supported by

  • NHS England
  • Local Government Association
  • Association of Directors of Public Health
  • Department of Health

MEDFASH has been appointed by PHE to undertake this vital piece of work.MEDFASH has a track record of managing major national projects to inform policy development and to provide practical guidance for professionals.


For more information about this press release including contact details https://www.gov.uk/government/news/developing-a-national-framework-for-commissioning-hiv-sexual-and-reproductive-health-services


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Posted 2014-01-20 11:18:00