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This area and information is intended for Professionals who provide or have an interest in Sexual Health Services.

Professionals guide to our Service

Introduction

This area is very much a 'work in progress', over the coming weeks we will populate this area with relevant content for Professionals with an interest in sexual health.  

If you have suggestions for content please get in touch and let us know. 

Primary Care

Eligible GP Practices are able to contract with Provide to offer the following services:

  • Administration of Intra-uterine contraceptive devices (IUCDs)
  • Sub-dermal implants (Long acting reversible contraceptives - LARCs)
  • Chlamydia Screening

If you are a member practice of the eligibile CCGs (see commissioning for more information) and would be interested in providing these service please get in touch.

Chlamydia Screening

GP Practices who sign up to provide Chlamydia Screening for their patients should report activity directly to the National Chlamydia Screening Office.  

To order test kits please complete an order form and email this to the service Intelligence Centre at  provide.essexsexualhealthservice@nhs.net

Kits are shipped as a set of 10x Male and/or Female test kits, maximum order is one set of each, please allow 10 working days for delivery.  

Out of Area Services

As lead provider, Provide will now be responsible for processing Out of Area (OOA) Genito Urinary Medicine services provided to Essex Residents. Full details of this can be found in the 'Payments for Out of Area GUM Services' document available to download in from the Documents & Resources area. 

Education & Training

We are committed to supporting professionals with their sexual health training needs wherever possible.   The service includes two faculty sexual health and reproductive health registered trainers. 

  • For GP practices we will provide training and support so they can carry out interventions such as long acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) procedures and sub-dermal implant procedures.
  • Deliver training and intervention resources such as the 3 C's (Chlamydia, Condoms & Contraception) in 'time to learn' sessions.
  • Support Schools by implementing easier access to level one interventions as managed by school nurses in Provides 5-19 Childrens Health Service.
  • Sex and relationship education.
  • Terrance Higgins Trust will work closely with drug & alchohol services and deliver evidence based health promotion training to health/social care professionals and voluntary organisations.  Tailored specifically to engage with high risk groups.

If you have any questions or would be interested in receiving training and/or support please get in touch with the service.

Commissioning

The Essex Sexual Health Service is commissioned by Essex County Council.

Clinical commissioning groups include:

FAQ's

Can GP Practices offer IUCD, LARC and Chlamydia Screening to patients outside of their own register?

To receive the service the patient must be registered with an eligible Essex GP Practice.  This does not necessarily have to be the patients own practice, so if a practice wants to provide the service for a another practice they can - as long as the patient is registered with another eligible Essex GP.

GP practices are eligible if they fall within Essex County EXCLUDING the unitary authority areas of Southend and Thurrock.

Useful Links

The British Association for Sexual Health and HIV website provides valulable information that aims to promote, encourage and improve the study and practice of the art and science of diagnosing and treating sexually transmitted diseases.

Introduction

This area is very much a 'work in progress', over the coming weeks we will populate this area with relevant content for Professionals with an interest in sexual health.  

If you have suggestions for content please get in touch and let us know. 

Primary Care

Eligible GP Practices are able to contract with Provide to offer the following services:

  • Administration of Intra-uterine contraceptive devices (IUCDs)
  • Sub-dermal implants (Long acting reversible contraceptives - LARCs)
  • Chlamydia Screening

If you are a member practice of the eligibile CCGs (see commissioning for more information) and would be interested in providing these service please get in touch.

Chlamydia Screening

GP Practices who sign up to provide Chlamydia Screening for their patients should report activity directly to the National Chlamydia Screening Office.  

To order test kits please complete an order form and email this to the service Intelligence Centre at  provide.essexsexualhealthservice@nhs.net

Kits are shipped as a set of 10x Male and/or Female test kits, maximum order is one set of each, please allow 10 working days for delivery.  

Out of Area Services

As lead provider, Provide will now be responsible for processing Out of Area (OOA) Genito Urinary Medicine services provided to Essex Residents. Full details of this can be found in the 'Payments for Out of Area GUM Services' document available to download in from the Documents & Resources area. 

Education & Training

We are committed to supporting professionals with their sexual health training needs wherever possible.   The service includes two faculty sexual health and reproductive health registered trainers. 

  • For GP practices we will provide training and support so they can carry out interventions such as long acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) procedures and sub-dermal implant procedures.
  • Deliver training and intervention resources such as the 3 C's (Chlamydia, Condoms & Contraception) in 'time to learn' sessions.
  • Support Schools by implementing easier access to level one interventions as managed by school nurses in Provides 5-19 Childrens Health Service.
  • Sex and relationship education.
  • Terrance Higgins Trust will work closely with drug & alchohol services and deliver evidence based health promotion training to health/social care professionals and voluntary organisations.  Tailored specifically to engage with high risk groups.

If you have any questions or would be interested in receiving training and/or support please get in touch with the service.

Commissioning

The Essex Sexual Health Service is commissioned by Essex County Council.

Clinical commissioning groups include:

FAQ's

Can GP Practices offer IUCD, LARC and Chlamydia Screening to patients outside of their own register?

To receive the service the patient must be registered with an eligible Essex GP Practice.  This does not necessarily have to be the patients own practice, so if a practice wants to provide the service for a another practice they can - as long as the patient is registered with another eligible Essex GP.

GP practices are eligible if they fall within Essex County EXCLUDING the unitary authority areas of Southend and Thurrock.

Useful Links

The British Association for Sexual Health and HIV website provides valulable information that aims to promote, encourage and improve the study and practice of the art and science of diagnosing and treating sexually transmitted diseases.

Got a question of comment? Get in touch

In the first instance please contact the service:

Essex Sexual Health Team

Tel: 0300 003 1212
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Our Marketing team:

Provide Marketing Team

Tel: 0300 303 9999
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Key Account Manager

Chris Summers

Key Account Manager
Tel: 07852 808 799
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