Public health services non-mandatory contract

These documents are designed for use by local authorities in public health commissioning services including sexual health services.

Applies to England


Section C - annex to the guidance

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Sexual health: clinical governance


The public health services contract is adaptable for use for a broad range of public health services and delivery models. It provides a framework to hold providers to account for the delivery of these services to achieve improved health outcomes.

The document titled ‘Integrated sexual health service specification 2023’ is to help local authorities commission integrated sexual healthcare and can be used alongside the non-mandatory public health services contract.

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Published 4 July 2013
Last updated 20 March 2023 + show all updates
  1. Replaced 'Integrated sexual health services: a suggested national service specification' with the latest 'Integrated sexual health service specification 2023', updated email address for enquiries, and retagged page as belonging to OHID and UKHSA.

  2. ‘Integrated sexual health services: a suggested national service specification’ replaces ‘Integrated sexual health services: national service specification’. ‘Sexual health services: key principles for cross-charging’ replaces the ‘Framework of principles on cross-charging arrangements for sexual health services’. Both documents have been updated throughout.

  3. Updated public health services contract and the guidance for 2015 to 2016.

  4. Updated public health services contract and the guidance for 2014 to 2015

  5. added document Sexual health: clinical governance

  6. The 'Integrated Sexual Health Services: National Service Specification' added for use by local authorities.

  7. First published.