The HSE Sexual Health and Crisis Pregnancy Programme is tasked with leading on implementation of the Sexual Health Strategy, 2015-2020. Priority actions in the strategy are a mapping of sexual health services and STI diagnostics and a sexual health needs assessment. The Programme is happy to announce that the work on these priority actions is now completed and the outputs will inform the work of the programme over the coming years.
A suite of reports is available on the Programme website, a short description of the reports, with links, is outlined below:
- ‘Sexual Health Services in Ireland: A survey of STI and contraception services’, https://www.sexualwellbeing.ie/for-professionals/research/research-reports/survey-of-sexual-health-services_june2018.pdf
- This report provides information on the sexual health services across Ireland that provide sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing and management and contraception services. The information is based on 50 services (including 23 public STI clinics) that provided sufficient information in responses to an electronic questionnaire on STI testing and management and contraception services, which was circulated at the end of 2015.
- ‘Sexual Health Services in Ireland: A Survey of General Practice’, https://www.sexualwellbeing.ie/for-professionals/research/research-reports/survey-of-general-practice_january2018.pdf
- This report provides information on the provision of sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing and treatment services and contraception services by general practitioners (GPs) in Ireland. The information was provided by 261 general practices which responded to an electronic questionnaire on STI testing and treatment and contraception services circulated by the Irish College of General Practitioners (ICGP) to its membership at the end of 2015.
- ‘STI Diagnostics in Ireland: A survey of laboratories’, https://www.sexualwellbeing.ie/for-professionals/research/research-reports/survey-of-sti-diagnostics_june2018.pdf
- This report provides information on the provision of diagnostics for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) across Ireland. The information presented in this report was provided by 36 laboratory services which responded to an electronic survey designed to document STI diagnostic services provided across the country. The questionnaire was circulated at the end of 2015.
- ‘Sexual Health in Ireland: What Do We Know?’ https://www.sexualwellbeing.ie/for-professionals/research/research-reports/sexual-health-in-ireland_june2018.pdf
- This report provides an overview of the sexual health status of the population by outlining the available epidemiological data, statistics and research in the sexual health arena in Ireland.
- ‘Consultation Report: Stakeholder Workshops on Actions for Sexual Health Services in Ireland’, https://www.sexualwellbeing.ie/for-professionals/research/research-reports/consultation-report_june-2018.pdf
- This report presents the outputs from two consultation workshops hosted by the HSE Sexual Health & Crisis Pregnancy Programme (SHCPP) in May 2018. These workshops were held as a means of engaging with key stakeholders on a series of reports produced by SHCPP identifying areas for action in relation to sexual health services in Ireland. The outputs from the workshops, together with the supporting reports provide the programme with a clear direction on priority actions arising from the sexual health needs assessment process. These actions will inform the development of annual programme business plans.