In 2019, there was a 4.6% increase in the number of new diagnoses of STIs in England, compared with the previous year. Since then, the Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated funding pressures and sexual health inequalities. In response to these new challenges, there has been a move towards delivering services online and the creation of inclusive sexual health facilities to meet the needs of marginalised groups.  Collaborative approaches to delivering sexual health services and education will be essential to ensuring the best possible outcomes for all.

  • In June 2020, the number of consultations carried out by sexual health services was 11% lower than in June 2019
  • Between 2014/15 and 2019/20, there has been a 25% reduction in local authority sexual health service budgets
  • New diagnoses for gonorrhoea and syphilis have increased by 151% and 152% between 2012 and 2019, respectively
  • The under-18 conception rate in 2019 was 15.7 conceptions per 1,000 women, a 6% decrease compared with 2018

Join us at The Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare Conference 2022 to hear the latest initiatives and collaborative approaches to improve sexual health outcomes. This conference will address real concerns for NHS trusts, local authorities, clinical commissioning groups and schools in delivering sexual and reproductive health education. You will be able to share your experiences and challenges faced in engaging with target groups of service users through networking, engaging with best practice case studies, and sharing ideas for moving forward.

Why Attend:

✓ High-level keynotes on the latest policy including widening access to sexual health services and preventative measures to reduce poor sexual health
✓ Listen and learn from case studies from leading experts in developing and delivering sexual and reproductive health policies
✓ Networking opportunities with speakers and senior colleagues from across the public sector
 8 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

    Dr Helen Munro, Vice President (Clinical Quality), Faculty of Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare (CONFIRMED)

  • Keynote: Implementing a Preventative Approach to Improve Sexual Health Outcomes
    • Identifying and tackling behavioural trends contributing towards a rise in STIs
    • Guidance on incorporating partner notifications into STI screening processes to limit reinfection rates
    • Delivering an effective communication campaign: engaging with hard-to-reach groups to encourage safer sex behaviour
    • Providing educational resources to allow individuals to make informed decisions about their sexual health and wellbeing

    Dr Shalini Andrews, Consultant, Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust and Chair, Clinical Governance Committee, British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (CONFIRMED)

  • Keynote: Improving Access and Provision of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare
    • Tackling regional inequalities in sexual health provision: reforming existing facilities to drive improvements
    • Applying data-informed approaches to engaging with a wider range of demographics through sexual health services
    • Insights into successfully expanding remote access to sexual healthcare to reduce unnecessary visits to clinics
    • Combining sexual and reproductive health practices to increase detection rates: key considerations
    • Engaging with vulnerable groups to co-design services that meet their specific needs

    Belinda Loftus, Head of Integrated Sexual Health Services, Spectrum Community Health (CIC) (CONFIRMED)

  • Key Supporter Session: Dispelling Myths About who Accesses Online Sexual Health Testing Services
    • Exploring the expectations about inequalities in sexual health and online services
    • Understanding the demographics of people accessing this service in the West Midlands
    • Using a data-informed approach to evaluating the outcomes of remote self-sampling

    Sue Whalen, Service Lead, Sandwell Sexual Health (CONFIRMED)

    Mark Clune, Head of Business Development, Preventx (CONFIRMED)

  • Questions & Answers Session
  • Breakout Networking Session: Working in Partnership to Design Sexual and Reproductive Health Services for Hard-to-Reach Communities

    This session will allow you to share experiences and challenges faced in developing accessible sexual and reproductive health services and encourage cross-sector collaboration.

  • Comfort Break
  • Case Study: Commissioning Regional Sexual Health Services: Understanding and Responding to Local Needs
    • Coordinating between sexual health commissioners to widen the range of available local services
    • Implementing data-informed approaches to shape services in response to changes in population needs and demographics
    • Integrating regional health services to support residents accessing sexual healthcare across local authority boundaries
    • Training schemes to expand workforce capabilities to meet local needs and surges in demand
    • Vulnerable groups: best practice on using data to identify and allocate resources to support key demographics

    Liz Rodrigo, Public Health Lead Commissioner, Leicester City Council (CONFIRMED)

  • Case Study: The Multi-Agency Approach: Delivering Integrated Sexual Healthcare
    • Inter-practice referral systems: insights into transferring patients between GPs to avoid being directed to clinics
    • Coordinating partners to support parts of the system experiencing high demand

    Kimberley Davies, Service Manager, NHS Inclusion (CONFIRMED)

  • Questions & Answers Session
  • Lunch Break
  • Case Study: Creating Online Sexual Health Services to Ease Pressure, Improve Access and Demand Manage
    • Addressing a rise in demand for sexual health services by providing self-testing STI kits online
    • Increasing awareness of new online services to reduce in person clinic activity among asymptomatic users
    • Creating screening tools as part of digital services to prevent unnecessary testing
    • Tips for using digital chat facilities to deliver real-time advice and support to patients
    • Improving engagement with online services among older patients: communication campaigns and overcoming challenges

    Dr Martyn Wood, Lead Consultant, Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CONFIRMED)

    James Woolgar, Advanced Public Health Practitioner, Liverpool City Council and Chair, English HIV and Sexual Health Commissioners’ Group (CONFIRMED)

  • Case Study: A Sex Positive Approach to Relationships and Sex Education
    • The elephant in the room: Sexual pleasure and RSE
    • Teaching sexual pleasure to enhance consent and sexual health education
    • Pupil voice
    • LGBTQI+ inclusion
    • Empowerment for life

    Jo Morgan, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Portsmouth Grammar School (CONFIRMED)

  • Key Supporter Session: iCaSH: How an Integrated Sexual Health Service uses Clinician-Led Referrals to Online Testing to Manage Symptomatic Patients
    • We explore this innovative model for a managed way of allowing symptomatic people to test through an online service, increasing access in rural areas
    • How this clinician-led system provides controlled access to symptomatic screening
    • Data on increased access for high-risk and vulnerable users, and impacts on digital inclusivity
    • See how this enables a control on cost and clear tracking of use

    Dr John White, Medical Director, Preventx (CONFIRMED)

    Dr Claudia Krause, Consultant in GUM and HIV Medicine, iCaSH Cambridge (CONFIRMED)

  • Questions & Answers Session
  • Comfort Break
  • Case Study: Developing LGBT+ Inclusive Sexual Healthcare Services
    • Training healthcare professionals to improve their skills and awareness around LGBT+ sexual health
    • Best practice in ensuring LGBT+ inclusive language is used in sexual health services’ literature and by staff
    • Establishing specialised sexual healthcare for transgender and non-binary patients: key lessons
    • Using data to evaluate the impact of services and improve engagement with LGBT+ patients
    • Tips and advice on collaborating with other health departments to promote LGBT+ sexual wellbeing

    Dr Michael Brady, Consultant Sexual Health and HIV, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and National Advisor for LGBT Health, NHS England (CONFIRMED)

  • Case Study: Spotlight on HIV: Expanding Screening and Ensuring Inclusive Treatment Services
    • Running an effective communications campaign to improve engagement with HIV testing services
    • Designing inclusive services to reach minority groups and reduce the spread of HIV: key considerations
    • Incorporating HIV testing into other sexual health screening processes: sharing tips and resources
    • Implementing clear referral processes to enable newly diagnosed patients to begin HIV treatment
    • Delivering long-term support to enable people living with HIV to lead full lives

    Dr Vanessa Apea, Consultant Physician in Sexual Health and HIV Medicine, Barts Health NHS Trust (CONFIRMED)

  • Questions & Answers Session
  • Chair’s Closing Remarks 

    *Programme subject to change without notice

Who Should Attend

Who Should Attend?

Delegates who will have an interest in this event will be people who work in Local Government, Healthcare, Education and Voluntary sectors.

*This Conference is open to Public, Private and Third Sectors

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 across the Sexual Health Sector
 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.

  • Private Sector Rate: £599.00+VAT
  • Public Sector Rate: £399.00+VAT
  • Voluntary Sector Rate: £329.00+VAT

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