Taking Stock: Commissioning & the New Public Health System, 6 Months in

Joint Event
APPG on HIV/AIDS and APPG on Sexual and Reproductive Health in the UK)

October 2013
Committee Room 1
House of Lords

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.

Meeting agenda:


Baroness Gould
Chair, APPG Sexual and Reproductive Health in the UK

Welcome and introductions


Dr Chris Wilkinson
President, Faculty of Sexual & Reproductive Health with
Dr Janet Wilson
President, British Association for Sexual Health & HIV

Findings from the FSRH/BASHH survey and issues/challenges faced by local authority commissioned sexual health services


Jane Anderson
Expert Adviser, HIV, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Public Health England

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


Clare Montagu
Service Director, Terrence Higgins Trust) with
Jackie Boath
Executive Director of Operations, Brook

Case study of how the Government's ambition for the integration of services can be realised


Pamela Nash MP
Chair, APPG HIV and AIDS

Q & A


Baroness Gould
Chair, APPG Sexual and Reproductive Health in the UK

Summary and AOB

6.30pm: Meeting close