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Have your say on sexual health and contraceptive services in Norfolk

by Emily Loud | Jan 20, 2020
Take the survey from Healthwatch Norfolk to help Norfolk County Council to understand how sexual health and contraceptive services could be improved.

Healthwatch Norfolk are assisting Norfolk County Council to understand how sexual health and contraceptive services could be improved.

The organisation wants to know what has been good about patients’ experiences and what could have been improved through a short public survey. However, even if you have never accessed sexual health services, your views can still help inform the way treatment and advice is provided in the future.

The Council are responsible for commissioning sexual health services, which are provided in a variety of settings across Norfolk, including GPs, pharmacies and specialist iCASH clinics (Integrated Contraception and Sexual Health Services.)

Providers offer several contraceptive and sexual health interventions to patients, including:

  • Coils, implants and injections
  • Condoms
  • STI testing and treatment
  • HIV testing and treatment
  • C-card scheme
  • Sexual health information and advice 

Anyone can take the survey, but Healthwatch Norfolk are encouraging participation from individuals for whom accessing sexual and contraceptive health services is particularly important, such as young people, elderly people and people who wish to have no more children. They would also like to hear from people with a physical or learning disability, non-English speakers, or anyone else that may have unique access considerations.

By reviewing contraceptive services, Norfolk County Council hope to encourage more people to use long-lasting reversible contraception and reduce the need for short-term, unreliable methods, such as the morning after pill.

You can contribute by completing this short survey. To find out more about how to access sexual health services in Norfolk, visit Norfolk County Council’s website.

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