Archive | August, 2011

Get tested for Chlamydia!

Updated on 11 August 2011 by admin

Students from Basingstoke College of Technology have produced a videoencouraging young people to consider having a chlamydia test. Check out the link to see video clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHS6j0gAt9A

Remember:

  • Chlamydia is common, easy to catch and often shows no symptoms
  • Testing for chlamydia is easy do to
  • Test for chlamydia every time you have a new partner and every 12 months as part of a sexual health check up
  • Using condoms properly reduces risk of infection with chlamydia

If you want to find more about chlamydia or how to test for chlamydia visit www.haveyougotit.nhs.uk

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Sexual Health Services – What did you tell us?

Updated on 05 August 2011 by admin

As part of the project to redesign sexual health services in Hampshire, NHS Hampshire asked people what they thought about sexual health services.

Over 1000 people completed the survey. Here is what you told us.

We asked:

How happy would you be to use your local doctor (family doctor/GP) for sexual health services?

  • 74% said they would be happy or very happy to use their GP for sexual health services

If available in your town how happy would you be to use a dedicated sexual health clinic (providing both contraception & testing and treatment of sexually tranmitted infections (STIs)) held at a doctor’s practice?

  • 83% said they would be happy or very happy to use  a local dedicated clinic held at a local doctor’s practice

How happy would you be to use your local pharmacy for contraception, including emergency contraception (morning after pill) or the testing & treating of STIs?

  • 76% said they would be happy or very happy to use a pharmacy for contraception services
  • 56% said they would be happy or very happy to use a pharmacy for STI services

How happy would you be to use a dedicated sexual health service provided by specialist sexual health staff in a community hospital or hospital setting?

  • 85% said they would be happy or very happy to use a specialist sexual health service 

We asked how far you were prepared to travel (by car or public transport) to use sexual health services?

Most people said that they do not want to travel more than 30 minutes to access a sexual health service

We asked which days of week you preferred to use sexual health services?

  • Nearly 60% said ‘any’ day of the week.  Most popular day was Saturday and least popular day was Thursday.

We asked about opening times and most people said that they wanted services open from 4.00pm to 8.00pm.

People told us that sexual health services need to provide:

  • A confidential & discreet service
  • Trained & experienced staff
  • Both male &  female staff
  • Walk- in and appointment clinics
  • Young People Friendly Services
  • A choice of services

1046 surveys were completed and we received surveys back from all 11 districts council areas in Hampshire and from Southampton & Portsmouth. The information below gives a brief overview of who completed the survey:

  • 63% were female & 32% were male
  • 6.9% were from Black Minority Ethnic Communities
  • 11% were lesbian, gay or bisexual
  • 70% were aged 15-24 years old
  • 50% were in education (school, college & university)
  • 7.5% were unemployed
  • 9% said they had a physical or learning disability

Thank you for taking time to complete the sexual health services consultation. Your views and comments will be fed into the development of new sexual health services in Hampshire.

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