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Sexual Health Service consultation

The NHS and Local Authorities Partnership Arrangements Regulations (2000) stipulate that “the partners may not enter into any partnership agreements [under Section 75 (S75) of the NHS Act 2006] unless they have consulted jointly such persons as appear to them to be affected by such arrangements”. 

The Great Western Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (GWH) and Swindon Borough Council wish to put in place formal partnership agreements (referred to as “Section 75 Agreements”) to cover Integrated Sexual Health Service.

Scope

This consultation sets out a proposal to put in place a Section 75 Agreement for the delivery of an Integrated Sexual Health Service.

Who is being consulted

This consultation covers sexual health services provided in Swindon. Therefore, Swindon Borough Council and the GWH have jointly agreed a wide range of stakeholders that may have an interest in sexual health service provision in Swindon.  

Who is consulting

Swindon Borough Council and the Great Western Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Duration

Four weeks, beginning 1 September 2020 and ending 30 September 2020.

Enquiries

For any questions about this consultation please email publichealth@swindon.gov.uk.

How to respond

Access the short survey

Compliance with Government and local practice on consultation

The consultation has been set at four weeks, which is considered sufficient time to enable stakeholders to respond. The proposal is to put in place formal partnership working for Integrated Sexual Health Service in Swindon through a Section 75 Agreement.

The Agreement is planned to be in place, subject to the outcome of the consultation, from 1 April 2021.

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