Leeds Sexual Health Service is changing from 1 July 2024

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As part of a new contract commissioned by Leeds City Council, Leeds Sexual Health has been completely redesigned to better serve the needs of the Leeds population, to simplify the patient journey and expand access.

Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust (LCH), in partnership with Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (LTHT), Leeds GP Confederation (LGPC) and Volition – Forum Central (the collective voice for the health and care third sector in Leeds), have been awarded the contract to deliver sexual health services in the city from 1 July 2024. The collective experience, knowledge and expertise of the partnership means it can continue to improve and provide innovative sexual and reproductive health services across the City.

What is changing?

From 1 July the Leeds Sexual Health service will no longer be based at the Merrion Centre and the partnership will work closely with primary care, including pharmacies, and voluntary and community organisations, to offer high-quality, welcoming services in multiple accessible locations. These will include Armley Moor Health Centre, Chapeltown Health Centre and Seacroft Clinic, the main hub will be Beeston Hill Health Centre. Experienced sexual health outreach teams will also deliver patient-focused services in trusted city centre spaces.

As part of the Leeds Sexual Health Service, in collaboration with Leeds GP Confederation, we will be providing accessible appointments for the delivery of Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC), on evening and weekends at the following spoke sites: Harehills Community Health Centre and Windsor House Group Practice.

Changes will include, a dedicated phoneline staffed by experienced care navigators to direct people quickly and easily to the most appropriate support for them. A brand new digital hub is also being developed and will be launched later in 2024 for those that prefer the convenience and discretion of using online tools. We will continue to share updates about this as work progresses.

You can keep up to date with the changes and what to expect from 1 July on the Leeds Sexual Health website under latest news: www.leedssexualhealth.com/latest-news/lsh-updates-2024

You can also share your thoughts and feedback on the current Leeds Sexual Health website and online resources using the link below, your input will help us design and make important decisions about the new digital hub.

Leeds Sexual Health Patient Information Hub Survey

Information about sexual health, services and further updates can be found on the website www.leedssexualhealth.com