Taking Stock: Commissioning & the New Public Health System, 6 Months in
Following the implementation in April 2013 of public health aspects of the Health and Social Care Bill, a range of bodies, including Local Authorities, Clinical Commissioning Groups, and the NHS Commissioning Board have formally taken on new commissioning responsibilities for sexual health and treatment and care around HIV and AIDS. This meeting will explore emerging concerns that the purported fracturing of commissioning is leading to the Government’s vision of integrated care to take a step backwards, including the splitting of sexual health and HIV services. It will also seek to address such concerns by highlighting best practice of successful integrated commissioning practice in sexual health and HIV.
This is a joint meeting between the APPG on Sexual & Reproductive Health in the UK and the APPG on HIV & AIDS and provides an important opportunity to discuss key issues including accountability, funding, and ensuring high standards are maintained in the provision of sexual health, HIV and AIDS services.
Welcome and introductions
Dr Chris Wilkinson
Findings from the FSRH/BASHH survey and issues/challenges faced by local authority commissioned sexual health services
The current state of treatment and prevention services for HIV since the introduction of Health and Social Care Bill including views from a patient representative
Case study of how the Government's ambition for the integration of services can be realised
Pamela Nash MP
Q & A
Summary and AOB