Only a few days to go: We’re raising £25,000 to keep TheyWorkForYou running and make sure people across the UK can hold their elected representatives to account.

Donate to our crowdfunder

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

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

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Tulip Siddiq Tulip Siddiq Labour, Hampstead and Kilburn

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps his Department has taken to reduce the number of cases of (a) gonorrhoea and (b) syphilis.

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

In June 2019, Public Health England (PHE) published a Syphilis Action Plan to improve the detection, surveillance and clinical management of syphilis at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/syphilis-public-health-england-action-plan

To reduce the transmission of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including gonorrhoea and syphilis, PHE launched the ‘Protect Against STIs’ health promotion campaign in 2017/18 to promote condom use and positive sexual relationships among 16 to 24-year olds. This campaign can be viewed at the following link:

https://www.nhs.uk/protect-against-stis-use-a-condom/home

Additionally, HIV Prevention England has been contracted to deliver a HIV prevention programme aimed at gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men; black Africans; and other groups in whom there is a higher or emerging burden of infection. This programme promotes, among other behaviours, condom use and awareness of STIs including gonorrhoea and syphilis. More information on this programme can be found at the following link:

http://www.hivpreventionengland.org.uk/

Does this answer the above question?

Yes1 person thinks so

No0 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.