Improving the sexual health of the population remains an important public health outcome. Yet the UK continues to have high rates of sexual ill health with some population groups disproportionately affected. Effective commissioning of services and the delivery of high-quality care are therefore key to improving health outcomes.
In recognition of this, the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) has updated the Standards for the management of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in order to support commissioners and providers in achieving high quality sexual health services for the populations they serve. The standards also, importantly, specify what the public can expect of the services they access.
Representing current best practice, they are intended for use in all services commissioned by local authorities or the NHS including those provided by the independent and third sectors. The standards are also strongly recommended for use in independent services not commissioned by the public sector. While they are written to be applicable to the commissioning system in England, their clinical recommendations are relevant for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Please Click here for the 2019 Standards document