UK health services: latest news

UK health services resources

UK health services features

UK health services in your own words

UK health services news from aidsmap

More news

UK health services news selected from other sources

  • LGBT charity criticised over staff guidelines allowing sex with clients

    Yorkshire MESMAC says its policy on staff pursuing sexual relationships with service users was misconstrued but that it will be redrafted.

    12 hours ago | The Guardian
  • Fuming about Funding

    This blog is going to be a rant. It’s based on my observations over the last couple of decades as our sterling third sector organisations (they were called ‘Vol Orgs’ back then) have faced more and more hurdles to survive. The Chief Executives spend the majority of their time writing funding applications late into the night and over the weekends, chasing smaller and smaller grants. That’s less time on strategic planning of service development and even less time supporting the development of their staff and volunteers.

    16 October 2017 | Pink Therapy
  • Gay rights activists welcome NHS questioning of patients over sexuality

    NHS England has issued a new standard requiring staff to “record sexual orientation at every face to face contact with the patient, where no record of this data already exists”. It argues that the data is needed to ensure it meets its obligations under the 2010 Equality Act and will help it better tackle health problems that are more prevalent among lesbian, gay and bisexual people.

    16 October 2017 | The Guardian
  • STI warning as clinics close in London and self-testing is delayed

    People are being denied care at overburdened sexual health clinics after a wave of closures and huge delays to a controversial new self-testing scheme for diseases such as herpes and syphilis, health experts are warning.

    16 October 2017 | The Guardian
  • Doctors Are Worried That NHS Charges Will Stop Vulnerable Patients Getting The Treatment They Need

    Overseas patients will soon be legally required to pay upfront for some NHS treatments, which many professionals say will get in the way of treating them safely.

    13 October 2017 | BuzzFeed
  • England PrEP Impact Trial Launches

    The England PrEP IMPACT Trial goes live tomorrow. Before you all go rushing out to your local sexual health clinic there are a few things we’d like to make you aware of. The trial team are expecting an initial surge for demand and clinics are doing their best to accommodate this. There are a few things we can do to help. Please try to wait until your regular clinic opens as part of the trial rather than register at a new clinic - though we completely understand that expecting people to wait for access to NHS PrEP is unacceptable to some. The trial team are pushing really hard for most of the 70 initial sites to be live as soon as possible with the remaining 130 clinics following quickly behind. Most clinics are expected to be up by the end of November and all by April 2018.

    11 October 2017 | I Want PrEP Now
  • Hep C: An end in sight?

    Despite its prevalence, hepatitis C has long been under-prioritised by health services. But could new drugs and a new commitment from the NHS mean we may finally see this killer condition eradicated?

    05 October 2017 | Drink & Drug News
  • HIV rates plummet in new data but not good news for everyone says NAT

    We are seriously concerned that progress for gay men is much slower outside of London, these reductions in diagnoses are not mirrored among heterosexual people, and black and minority ethnic people are more likely to be diagnosed with HIV late, with consequent poorer health outcomes. This is an unacceptable inequality which needs urgent attention.

    04 October 2017 | National AIDS Trust
  • Protesters stage London demo against plans for patient ID checks

    Critics fear checks will destroy relationship NHS staff have with patients and create climate of fear that stops people accessing care

    02 October 2017 | The Guardian
  • HIV cases fall by 40% for second year at top clinic

    London's largest sexual health clinic is set to record a huge drop in new HIV cases for a second successive year. 56 Dean Street has now set itself a target of zero new infections after witnessing a two-thirds fall in the number of new diagnoses since 2015.

    30 August 2017 | Evening Standard
More news

Our information levels explained

  • Short and simple introductions to key HIV topics, sometimes illustrated with pictures.
  • Expands on the previous level, but also written in easy-to-understand plain language.
  • More detailed information, likely to include medical and scientific language.
  • Detailed, comprehensive information, using medical and specialised language.
Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
close

This content was checked for accuracy at the time it was written. It may have been superseded by more recent developments. NAM recommends checking whether this is the most current information when making decisions that may affect your health.

NAM’s information is intended to support, rather than replace, consultation with a healthcare professional. Talk to your doctor or another member of your healthcare team for advice tailored to your situation.