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Sexual Health Needs Assessment for Staffordshire

There are four main public health measures, outlined in the Public Health Outcomes Framework 2019-2022, which the sexual health service, commissioned by the Local Authority (LA), support delivery against:

  • Prescribing of long-acting reversible contraception
  • Under 18 conceptions
  • New STI Diagnoses
  • People presenting with HIV at a late stage of infection

The purpose of a sexual health needs assessment is to understand what the local needs and demands are for sexual health services to help inform the re-commissioning of the Staffordshire sexual health service, which is being carried out in collaboration with Stoke-on-Trent City Council and Telford and Wrekin Council. The needs assessment describes:

  • Population needs for Staffordshire
  • Key sexual health data for Staffordshire and implications on commissioning intentions
  • Service demand, including the impact of the coronavirus pandemic through the lens of stakeholders and service users
  • Key findings

The main areas of concern that have been highlighted in the Staffordshire needs assessment are:

  • Late diagnosis of HIV is high (although low numbers)
  • STI diagnosis rates which are lower than the national average
  • Chlamydia detection rate (screening required for all, regardless of need)
  • High rates of teenage conception in Tamworth
  • % of NHS abortions under 10 weeks
  • Rural accessibility
  • Limited prevention programme
  • Disjointed pathways between services e.g genital dermatology, psychosexual, abortion services

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Downloadable version

A downloadable version of this information is available in a PowerPoint format below. 

Staffordshire Sexual Needs Assessment - downloadable version (885 KB)

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