Vaccine update: issue 296, July 2019, HPV special edition – Public Health England

Newsletter including the latest information and resources for the universal human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination programme for eligible girls and boys. The national HPV vaccination programme is being extended to eligible boys from 1 September 2019. The universal HPV vaccination programme special edition features:

GUMCAD STI Surveillance System: Clinical guidelines – Public Health England

GUMCAD is the mandatory surveillance system for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and collects data on STI tests, diagnoses and services from all commissioned sexual health services in England.  This guidance is for clinical staff in specialist and non-specialist services commissioned to provide

Human papillomavirus (HPV): the green book, chapter 18a – Public Health England

Human papillomavirus (HPV) immunisation information for public health professionals, including updates. This chapter features: the history and epidemiology of the virus the HPV vaccine the dosage and schedule for the UK recommendations for the use of the vaccine contraindications and adverse reaction advice

Progress towards ending the HIV epidemic in the United Kingdom 2018 report – Public Health England

HIV epidemiological report based on PHE data on HIV testing, diagnosis and care in the UK. Finds steady progression in implementing combination prevention measures to end the HIV epidemic and the efforts are having a major effect, but there still remain opportunities for

Guidance: HPV universal vaccination: guidance for health professionals – Public Health England

This guidance provides information for healthcare practitioners about HPV universal programme eligibility, scheduling and vaccine administration for the adolescent programme.

Sexual health: Fourteenth Report of Session 2017–19: Report, together with formal minutes relating to the report – House of Commons Health and Social Care Committee

Report that finds geographical variation in access to the highest standard of sexual health services, worsened by the impact of greatly reduced funding and increased fragmentation of services.  Sexual health must be sufficiently funded to deliver high quality sexual health

Annual Epidemiological Spotlight on HIV in the West Midlands: 2017 data – Public Health England

HIV remains an important public health problem in the West Midlands. This report covers: diagnoses people living with diagnosed and undiagnosed HIV implications for prevention HIV risk reduction messages

Improving the public’s health: Local government delivers – Local Government Association

Local Government Association report that finds: Data from Public Health England’s spend and outcome tool (SPOT) demonstrates that a number of key health outcomes have improved since responsibility for public health transferred to local authorities, despite the spend in several

Annual Epidemiological Spotlight on HIV in Yorkshire and Humber: 2017 data- Public Health England

Report presenting annual epidemiological data for HIV in Yorkshire and Humber.  It details: trends in new diagnoses of HIV prevalence of diagnosed HIV across the PHE centre risk groups public health implications advice for stakeholders recommendations for the public

Annual epidemiological spotlight on HIV in London: 2017 data – Public Health England

HIV remains an important public health problem in London with high and increasing rates of HIV and evidence of sustained HIV transmission in men who have sex with men (MSM).  This report presents annual epidemiological data for HIV in London.

Syphilis epidemiology in London 2017: data update – Public Health England

Men who have sex with men (MSM) in London are disproportionately affected by syphilis and this is getting worse. The report includes: context of syphilis infection data sources syphilis burden in London burden by local authority

Progress towards ending the HIV epidemic in the UK: 2018 summary, key messages and recommendations – Public Health England

Epidemiological reports based on PHE data on HIV testing, diagnosis and care in the UK this document provides the 2018 summary, key messages and recommendations. Additional Items

Annual epidemiological spotlight on HIV in the North East: 2017 data – Public Health England

Report presenting annual epidemiological data for HIV in north-east England. HIV remains an important public health problem in the North East. The focus should continue on increasing testing and improving HIV treatment, and testing all newly diagnosed patients for recent

NCSP Standards 7th Edition Update November 2018 – Public Health England

The NCSP standards support an evidence-based and cost-effective approach to delivering chlamydia screening. This document outlines the minimum standards for local implementation and should be used by commissioners and providers to form the basis for local screening plans.