Presentation on theme: "HIV PREVENTION ENGLAND CONFERENCE: 20 FEBRUARY 2014 Cllr Jim Dickson, Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing."— Presentation transcript:
HIV PREVENTION ENGLAND CONFERENCE: 20 FEBRUARY 2014 Cllr Jim Dickson, Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing
London Borough of Lambeth Lambeth has the highest diagnosed HIV prevalence in the UK (14 per 1000) Lambeth is followed by Southwark (almost 12 per 1000) and Lewisham (7 in 1000). We also have the estimated largest population of gay and bisexual men per borough in the UK. Locally Lambeth also tops the current scorecard for the highest number of STIs.
Handover from PCT to LA & Collaboration with neighbouring boroughs On 1 April 2013, LAs took over as the responsible bodies for Public Health, including sexual health and HIV from PCTs. This included a large number of HIV- related contracts, including HIV prevention and health promotion. Prior to this transfer, much work was undertaken between LAs and PCTs to ensure a smooth transition. This included the creation of a Tri-Borough (Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham) Sexual Health Commissioning team.
Focus on HIV prevention Our Tri-borough has had its own HIV prevention programmes, dating back as early as the 1990s. Furthermore, we have some of the most modern, integrated clinical Reproductive and Sexual Health services in the country (Kings and GSTT). These include the very recently opened Guy’s and St Thomas’s GUM Service at Burrell Street, which is a key partner in our approach to HIV testing.
The Pan London HIV Prevention Programme At a London level, the Pan London HIV Prevention Programme had been funded by PCTs (with the largest contribution from Lambeth) and delivered by mostly voluntary sector orgs, including THT since 2008. A new London HIV Prevention Programme, hosted by Lambeth, is due to start before the end of 2014 and will be aimed at both men who have sex with men and Black Africans. The new programme will comprise of: – Media and campaigning for BME and MSM communities – London-wide condom distribution – Outreach targeted at MSM
The Pan London HIV Prevention Programme In April 2013, Lambeth made a commitment to reprioritise HIV prevention for MSM. This included the creation of a new HIV prevention commissioning lead post who has led on the response to the emerging issue of substance use for sexual purposes AKA “chemsex”. We are pleased to be leading the way in the UK with this programme.
HIV care and support Our range of services for people living with HIV include: South London HIV Partnership South London and the Maudsley (CASCAID- a specialist mental health provision for people and families with HIV) GSTT HIV Community Specialist Nurses Mildmay hospital Muslim Peer Support Christian Peer support Positive Parenting and Children