Wirral 2014-15 Sexual Health Needs Assessment (SHNA)
The central question the SHNA sought to answer was, “What needs to change to improve the sexual and reproductive health of people in Wirral?” The SHNA was led by Wirral Public Health Team and took a whole-system approach, looking at sexual health issues primarily from the perspective of local people as well across organisations. As sexual health is a sensitive subject, Wirral Public Health Team developed and worked within an ethical framework and thorough methodology.
The (SHNA) explored patterns of behaviour, beliefs and social factors relating to sexual health in order to highlight where change is needed to improve the sexual and reproductive health of local people. The findings are provided in a series of documents (see links below).
Executive Summary of the 2014-15 SHNA (encapsulating all of the information from the following links)
Epidemiological data, i.e. statistics about the patterning of disease and health events in the population over time
Data from the Sexual Health Wirral service about who uses services for what, when and how often
Results from an on-site service user survey, that looked into users’ experience of Sexual Health Wirral
Results from an open access online survey that anonymously collected information on the knowledge, beliefs and behaviours of Wirral residents
Insights into the issues people face, their beliefs and attitudes and suggestions for future improvements were captured by structured one-to-one interviews and focus groups with current and potential service users
The views of professionals working in sexual health services, the voluntary sector and other relevant organisations from two stakeholder event days
The SHNA team also studied the key policy messages from Department of Health, Public Health England, the Local Government Association and a local report on views of local women of Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) by LJMU
Evidence reviews on population-wide trends in sexual behaviour and emerging issues, and the effectiveness of new ways of delivering some elements of sexual healthcare, e.g. condom distribution schemes were also completed
Please note: this SHNA does not cover domestic abuse or child sexual exploitation (CSE). Please see the separate section of the JSNA for information on CSE and Domestic Abuse
Sexual and Reproductive Health Profiles (Update August 2017)
Abortion Statistics for Wirral: 5-year review, 2012-2016 (June 2017)
Sexually transmitted infections (STI) in England: 2015 (July 2015)
PHE have released an annual report and data tables showing trends in STI diagnoses, chlamydia screening activity and sexual health service provision (published 5 July).
Sexual and reproductive health in England: a guide to local and national data
'Making it Work' by Public Health England (January 2015)
A guide to whole system commissioning for sexual health, reproductive health and HIV
Tackling chlamydia: local government's new public health role
Local Government Association (February 2015): This briefing explains the challenges and opportunities in tackling chlamydia and reducing the burden of poor sexual and reproductive health in local communities.
Other key information sources for you to consider:
Health and social care outcomes frameworks (Collection)
Public Health England Data and Knowledge Gateway
Child and Maternal Health