Women's health toolkit

This Women’s Health Hub is categorised into sections best representing the needs of women at different stages of their lives.

Commissioning

Commissioning fragmentation in England as a result of the 2012 Health and Social Care Act alongside difficulties with accessing training in the UK has resulted in fewer trained primary care clinicians providing Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives.

Resources:

  1. The Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health's report 'Opportunities to embed sexual and reproductive healthcare services into new models of care. A practical guide for commissioner and service providers', sets out case studies demonstrating the potential for new models of care to embed SRH services.
  2. The Health and Social Care Committee: Sexual Health Inquiry report has results and recommendations from the Government Select Committee Inquiry into sexual health.
  3. Public Health England's Making it work. A guide to whole system commissioning for sexual health, reproductive health and HIV contains recommendations for local government, clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) and NHS England. The guide focuses on establishing seamless, integrated care pathways through taking a whole system approach, and describes how this can be made to work in practice.
  4. The RCGP's report, Sexual and Reproductive Health; Time to Act' is a response to funding and training cuts and reduction in provision of LARC in primary care. The report includes comments from GPs about the impact of the cuts in their local areas.The RCGP recommendations include the requirement for oversight of the fragmented commissioning system in England and improved funding and training for LARC provision in primary care.
  5. The Sexual and Reproductive Health Profiles have been developed by Public Health England to support local authorities, public health leads and other interested parties to monitor the sexual and reproductive health of their population and the contribution of local public health related systems.

Interactive maps, charts and tables provide a snapshot and trends across a range of topics including teenage pregnancy, abortions, contraception, HIV, sexually transmitted infections and sexual offences. Wider influences on sexual health such as alcohol use, and other topics particularly relating to teenage conceptions such as education and deprivation level, are also included.