Reshaped sexual health services in Staffordshire are encouraging more people to get the help they need.
The redesigned services, including a new sexual health clinic in Stafford town centre, will make sexual health advice and support more accessible, as well as speeding up how quickly people get help and treatment.
The county currently has six dedicated sexual health clinics which give advice, and sexually transmitted infection (STI) screening and treatment.
Added to this, people can also access advice and contraception at community –based contraception clinics and local pharmacies, as well as their local GPs up and down the county.
County Councillor Alan White, Cabinet Member for Health, Care and Wellbeing said:
“Staffordshire is below the national average in terms of STIs, and we hope that these reshaped services will see that trend continue as people get easier access to sexual health services.
“By working with our partners and redesigning the services on offer to local people, making them more accessible, convenient and more efficient, our aim is to encourage more people to seek help if they have an issue.
“With six dedicated sexual health clinics across the county, plus Community-based contraceptive clinics and pharmacies in each district and borough offering services too, we hope more people will be able to access the services on offer, resulting in an overall improvement in the county’s sexual health.”