Overhaul of Lancashire's sexual health services

New and improved sexual health services for Lancashire will launch on April 1.

Tuesday, 26th January 2016, 7:47 am
Updated Tuesday, 26th January 2016, 8:49 am
County Coun. Azhar Ali

The services, one providing a comprehensive service for all adults and one specifically for younger people aged up to 25, will be run by Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust respectively, on behalf of Lancashire County Council.

County Councillor Azhar Ali said: “We’re committed to improving people’s health and reducing the gap in health between poorer and more affluent communities.

“Sexual health is an important part of this and the new services will lead to major improvements across the county.

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“To develop these services, we’ve carried out detailed research to find out which levels of care would be most beneficial to communities across the county.”

The charity Brook will also be working with services to support young people in accessing services.

Further information available on www.lancashire.gov.uk from April 1.