Sexual and reproductive health

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – sexual health services

Face-to-face appointments are currently limited, but phone and online consultations are available. Phone 0300 303 9970 for an appointment. If you would like a sexually transmitted infection (STI) test but do not have symptoms, go to Thurrock Sexual Health Service: test at home.

Sexual health services data

An integrated sexual health service (ISHS) is commissioned by our Public Health department.

The ISHS service includes:

  • GPs
  • contraception clinics
  • sexual health clinics
  • sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing clinics
  • genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinics
  • pharmacies
  • sexual assault referral centres
  • young people's services

Funding

Funding details for 2017/18:

  • total budget – £1,634,689.00, including £60,000 for GP and pharmacy service level agreements, which cover long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) and emergency hormonal contraception (EHC)
  • total invoices received in last 12 months due to GUM cross-charging for Thurrock patients provided treatment outside of the area – 5, of which none were paid

Funding details for 2016/17:

  • total budget – £1,731,207.76, including £84,000 for GP and pharmacy service level agreements, which cover long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) and emergency hormonal contraception (EHC), plus £250,000 allocated to GUM cross-charging for Thurrock patients provided treatment outside of the area
  • contract value for integrated sexual health service – £1,344,000
  • reduction in sexual health spending between 2015/16 and 2016/17 – 0%

For general information, go to GOV.UK: local authority revenue expenditure and financing.

Long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) fitting and removal

Number of contracts held with GPs for fitting and removal of LARC:

  • 2017/18 – 6
  • 2016/17 – 10

Intrauterine Devices (IUD) and Intrauterine Systems (IUS) fitted:

Provider 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18
ISHS combined together 427 208 Not yet available
GP practices 186 213 Not yet available

Contraceptive implants fitted or removed:

Provider 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18
ISHS combined together Fittings – 425,
removals not reported
Fittings – 216,
removals not reported
Not yet available
GP practices – contract held directly by the lead provider Fittings – 169,
removals – 129
Fittings – 149,
removals – 162

Fittings – 18,
removals – 20
(April and May only)