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Going All The Way Sexual Health & FE Colleges. Michael Bell Fifth London Sexual Health Forum 13 th November 2009. Context. Sexual Health performance across London DH/DCSF 2007 Report Opportunities for working through FE Colleges: “Captive audience” with 40% of YP

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Going all the way sexual health fe colleges

Going All The WaySexual Health & FE Colleges

Michael Bell

Fifth London Sexual Health Forum

13th November 2009


Context

Context

  • Sexual Health performance across London

  • DH/DCSF 2007 Report

  • Opportunities for working through FE Colleges:

    • “Captive audience” with 40% of YP

    • Extending Accessibility

  • DH funding to improve sexual health in FE

  • Wider financial imperatives and the QIPP Agenda


Going all the way sexual health fe colleges

“Alongside our response to pandemic flu, this is the most important challenge facing the NHS for the foreseeable future”

David Nicholson CBE

NHS Chief Executive


The story so far

The Story So Far

LSHP targeted investment:

  • Supporting Local Partnerships in hotspots

  • Piloting Medi+Vend

  • Introducing YouthBytes

  • Pan-London FE/SHNA: “Going All The Way”

    • Vol. 1: Key Findings, Conclusions & Recommendations

    • Vol. 2: Deep Dives and the voice of Young Londoners

    • Vol. 3: Borough Profiles, Statistics and Resources


Going all the way key findings

Going All The Way: Key Findings

  • Partnership challenge (regional/subregional/local):

    • Different institutional objectives

    • Information sharing and IT systems

    • Catchment areas

  • Lack of recognised standards/service specifications

  • Mixed patterns of provision between and within FECs

  • Certain groups very underserved (e.g. LGBT)

  • YP keen to engage with services and take responsibility for sexual health


What could be provided

What Could be Provided?

  • Advice and counselling

  • Contraceptive services

  • Pregnancy services including testing and referral to termination or other services

  • Chlamydia screening and other STI testing with referral to GUM services


Summary recommendations

Summary Recommendations

  • The need for strategic leadership & direction

    Strategy jointly owned

  • The need for enablers

    Standards, IT, workforce and capital

  • The need for local leadership

    Local priorities, networks and partnerships, joint work, targeted needs assessments and comprehensive service specification

  • The need for targeted investment

    Financial context, promoting innovation, sharing learning

  • The need to meet special needs

    Further research into students with special needs or those outside the FE sector

  • The need for young people’s participation & engagement


Future work

Future Work

Going All The Way Implementation:

  • Working groups

    to develop the service specification and enablers strategy

  • Consultative network for young people

    to be supplemented by an on-line consultative process linked to YouthBytes

  • Cross-sectoral Network

    to oversee this work and contribute to its development

  • Further Targeted Investment

    Including more medi+vends etc.


What can you do

What Can You Do?

  • Participation in Working Groups

    • Specification

    • Enablers (IT, Workforce, Capital)

  • Assisting us identify YP for consultative body

  • Coming forward with ideas for targeted investments

  • … Working together to transform Sexual Health services for Young People


Going all the way sexual health fe colleges cole hansen@mbarc co uk

Going All The WaySexual Health & FE [email protected]


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