Contraception & Sexual Health Service
Lancashire Care provide level 2 sexual health services for under 25s across Lancashire and level 3 services to people of all ages within Blackburn with Darwen. Working in partnership with Brook the young person’s sexual health charity and Healthier Living, our team of Doctors, specialist nurses and other professionals are dedicated to providing quality care to our patients and working with our communities and partners to help improve sexual health outcomes.
From our bespoke clinics across Lancashire we provide; a full range of contraceptive options, testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections, HIV testing, advice, information and signposting for under 25s. In addition to the services already mentioned, within Blackburn with Darwen we offer a full level 3 three services, including; complex contraception and GUM (Genito Urinary Medicine). Vasectomy and psychosexual services are also available in Blackburn with Darwen.
The integrated sexual health teams comprise medical and nursing staff, health care support workers and administrators. Medical staff hold Faculty qualifications ie DFSRH/MFSRH and LoC IUT and LoC SDI and / or GUM qualifications eg DipGUM/ STIF Intermediate.
All nurses are skilled in contraception and sexual health. Most hold NDFSRH qualification and LOC SDI and skills in asymptomatic STI screening and most are also trained in symptomatic testing and treatment to level 2. Most team leaders in CASH hold LoC IUT. Health Care Support workers are trained in venepuncture and asymptomatic screening of low risk patients and offer ‘test and go’ screens, pregnancy testing and assist in clinical provision. The service uses a stand alone Lilie electronic patient record system.
The Trust had a CQC inspection in September 2016 where the Contraception and Sexual Health Service was inspected separately. The Trust was awarded GOOD overall and the Contraception and Sexual Health service is proud to be awarded GOOD overall and in all domains.
Deputy AMD (Sexual Health) and Consultant in Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare
Secretary 01254 283878