Since the end of the Covid-19 pandemic, demand for sexual health services has increased, placing a lot of pressure on providers. In response to these issues, the Government has released new policies and guidance alongside the ‘All Our Health’ framework designed to improve sexual and reproductive health services. Issues such as helping hard-to-reach groups remain prevalent, making contraception easily accessible and educating people on sexual health. To build on existing good work, collaborative working approaches between healthcare and public health organisations are needed, to improve awareness and the availability of sexual and reproductive health services to patients from all backgrounds.

  • In 2021, there were 1.58 million contacts with dedicated sexual and reproductive health services, according to NHS figures
  • According to Local Government Association more than £500m a year is spent on sexual health services, making it the third highest area of public health spending
  • In 2021, Black Minority Ethnic populations were disproportionately affected by STIs, such as gonorrhoea which is three and half times that of the general population according to Public Health England (now UK Health Security Agency and Office for Health Improvement and Disparities)

Join us at The Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare Conference 2024 to hear the latest initiatives and collaborative approaches for preventing poor sexual health outcomes. This conference will address key challenges for NHS partners, local authorities and other organisations delivering sexual and reproductive healthcare. It will provide best practice case studies on making sexual health clinics accessible, reaching out to vulnerable communities, and reducing inequalities in sexual and reproductive healthcare. Gain the chance to network with senior colleagues from across a range of sectors to discuss common challenges and come up with innovative solutions.

✓ High-level keynotes on the latest policies and trends relating to sexual and reproductive health in the UK

✓ Listen and learn from best practice case studies delivered by leading experts

✓ Networking opportunities with colleagues from across the public sector involved in sexual and          reproductive health

 4 hours of CPD points towards your yearly quota

For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285

  • Online Registration

  • Chair’s Opening Remarks 

    Prof Judith Stephenson, Professor of Sexual & Reproductive Health, UCL (Invited)

  • Keynote: Government Update on the Latest Sexual and Reproductive Health Policies 

    • Addressing currect challenges in sexual and reproductive health services and new legislation to help combat them
    • Providing access to sexual health and HIV e-learning sessions to increase the confidence and skills of healthcare professionals
    • Tools for helping local authorities and health professionals monitor and improve the health of their communities
    • Frameworks for embedding person-centred practices in sexual and reproductive healthcare
    • Working to ensure relationships, sex and health education is being delivered to a high standard in schools

    Dr Jeanelle de Gruchy, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health and Social Care (Invited)

  • Keynote: Promoting Public Understanding and Awareness of Sexual and Reproductive Health

    • Public health campaigns for providing better sexual and reproductive health education and reducing misinformation
    • Proactive ways to remove barriers and stigma around STI testing and treatment by targeting at-risk and hard-to-reach communities
    • Collaborative approaches for tackling sexual and reproductive health challenges and delivering joined-up services
    • Guidance on providing wrap-around tailored support and counselling to individuals suffering from sexual and reproductive health issues

    Adam Wilkinson, Director of Sexual and Reproductive Health Services, Terrence Higgins Trust (Invited)

  • Case Study: Preventing Poor Sexual Health by Providing Accessible Contraceptive Services

    • Offering a vast range of services to ensure there is a form of contraception to meet differing needs
    • Upskilling nurses and GPs to enable them to sensitively handle conversations about contraception
    • Collaborating with local healthcare partners to integrate services and improve the availability and accessibility of clinics
    • Providing options to get repeat prescriptions for contraception and STI testing kits online
    • Routinely offering contraception advice and appointments post-birth for all women

    James Woolgar, Sexual Health Commissioning Lead, Liverpool City Council (Invited)

  • Question and Answers Session

  • Comfort Break


  • Breakout Networking: Working to Overcome Inequalities in Sexual and Reproductive Health Services

    This session will provide you with the opportunity to discuss the main challenges you face in providing accessible sexual and reproductive healthcare for all people who need its services. Share your experiences with senior colleagues from a range of sectors and discuss collaborative solutions to deliver wrap-around care as well as the best methods to increase engagement with sexual and reproductive health services.

  • Case Study: Promoting a Collaborative and Integrated Sexual and Reproductive Health Service

    • Insights into using a section 75 agreement to develop an effective and coordinated approach to sexual health services
    • Prioritising person-centred care to ensure the patient is at the heart of development and innovation
    • Frameworks for assessing and distributing funding to reflect the changes in choices and behaviour of patients, such as the growing use of online services
    • Methods to identify areas that need more integration and strategies to drive continuous improvement

    Mary Hague, Public Health Lead, Derbyshire County Council (Invited)

  • Case Study: Delivering Sensitive and Empathetic Services to Sex Workers and Other Hard-to-Reach Groups

    • Working with external agencies to build up trust with hard-to-reach groups and encourage them to access sexual health services
    • Appointing an outreach sexual health nurse to build a network with vulnerable individuals and maintain a relationship with them
    • Tools and resources for providing sex workers with a variety of services to improve their sexual health
    • Developing pathways to connect sex workers with organisations that offer substance misuse help

    Dr Pooja Shorey, Genito-urinary Medicine Consultant, NHS Trust (Invited)

  • Case Study: Providing Culturally Appropriate Sexual and Reproductive Health Services for Black and Asian and Multi-Ethnic Communities

    • Tips for creating a safe environment where people from ethnic minority backgrounds feel comfortable accessing sexual health advice and support
    • Strategies for breaking down stigmas around HIV and other STIs to encourage people to seek help
    • Running community events and targeted digital awareness campaigns on sexual and reproductive health to increase outreach
    • Upskilling staff to recognise how sexual and reproductive health issues may display differently in ethnic minority patients
    • Resources for boosting staff understanding of different cultural practices so they can tailor care and best meet needs

    Rachel Scantlebury, Consultant in Public Health, Lambeth Council (Invited)



  • Question and Answers Session

  • Chair’s Summary and Close

    *Programme subject to change


Who Should Attend

Who Should Attend?

This Conference is open to Public, Private and Third Sectors. Delegates who will have an interest in this event will be people who work in the children in care sector.

For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285


We are now taking bookings for our wide range of sponsorship and exhibition packages; we also offer bespoke packages tailored for your organisation.

Why Sponsor and Exhibit at this event:

 Network with key decision makers
 Meet your target audience in the Sector
 Listen and Learn from leading industry experts across the Sector
 Opportunity to demonstrate your products or services
 Speak alongside industry leading experts
 Work with your dedicated account manager to generate the maximum amount of leads

Exhibition and Sponsorship Packages:

Strategic Headline Sponsor:

  • 20-minute speaking slot followed by Q&A
  • 3x2m Exhibition Space (In the Refreshments and Catering room)
  • Pre show marketing email to all registered delegates
  • Post show inclusion on presentation email
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • A4 Insert or A4 Chair Drop
  • 5 Delegate Conference Passes
  • 1 Speaker Pass

Key Supporter Package:

  • 20-minute speaking slot followed by Q&A
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • A4 Insert or Chair Drop
  • 1 Speaker Pass
  • 2 Delegate Conference Passes

Exhibition Stand:

  • 3x2m Exhibition Space (In the Refreshments and Catering room)
  • Power, Wifi, Table and 2 Chairs (If required)
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • 2 Delegate Conference Passes
  • 1 Stand Manager Pass

Insert or Chair Drop:

  • 1 Delegate Conference Pass
  • A4 insert into delegate pack or A4 Chair Drop

For more information or to discuss your requirements, please contact the team on 0330 0584 285, or sponsorship@governmentevents.co.uk or complete our enquiry form and we will contact you.

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  • Public Sector Rate:: £235+VAT
  • Voluntary Sector Rate:: £235+VAT

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