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Health written question – answered on 30th March 2010.

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Photo of David Borrow David Borrow Labour, South Ribble

To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he next plans to renew the effectiveness and operation of the 2001 national strategy for sexual health.

Photo of Gillian Merron Gillian Merron Minister of State (Public Health), Department of Health

In July 2008, the Sexual Health and HIV Independent Advisory Group published their review "Progress and priorities-working together for high quality sexual health" of the implementation of the 2001 national strategy for sexual health and HIV.

In July 2009, the Government published its response to the review "Moving forward: Progress and priorities-working together for high quality sexual health". In the response we said that as the current strategy comes to an end in 2011 we are already considering what further action will be needed to continue to make improvements in sexual health.

Copies of both reports have been placed in the Library.

On 4 February 2010, we held a national consultative conference on sexual health and HIV. The conference was very well attended and received. The outputs from the day, together with other information, data and evidence will be used to develop a refreshed strategy over the coming year.

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