This guidance is designed to help local authorities to commission high quality sexual health services for their local area.
‘Commissioning Sexual Health Services and Interventions: Best Practice Guidance for Local Authorities’ includes:
- guidance on the legal requirements to provide comprehensive, open access sexual health services for contraception and testing and treatment of sexually transmitted infections
- best practice, and references to a number of other resources which local authorities may find useful
From 1 April 2013, local authorities will be responsible for commissioning most sexual health interventions and services as part of their wider public health responsibilities, with costs met from their allocated public health grant.