Healthcare Staffing Levels

Part of Health and Social Care – in the House of Commons on 23rd July 2019.

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Photo of Matthew Hancock Matthew Hancock Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

We have recently announced that the way in which we are going to proceed with regard to sexual health services is co-commissioning between local authorities and the local NHS. This is the best way to ensure that we get the services on the ground. I would just slightly caution the hon. Gentleman; although he mentioned that some sexually transmitted diseases have been on the rise, others have been falling quite sharply. We have to ensure that we get the details of what we try to implement right, but I support the direction of travel that he proposes.