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Genito-urinary Medicine: Clinics

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 17th March 2020.

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Photo of Tulip Siddiq Tulip Siddiq Labour, Hampstead and Kilburn

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps he has taken to increase access to sexual health clinics.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

More people are accessing sexual health services, with consultations increasing by 15% between 2014 and 2018. To help manage this overall increase in demand, local authorities have been utilising technology to manage lower risk and asymptomatic patients. Free, confidential online services which are convenient for patients are increasingly being commissioned. As these services develop, more people will be able to access them.

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