Changes to the Integrated Sexual Health Service
There are changes to the Integrated Sexual Health Service (ISHS) from 1st January 2019.
Why are these changes happening?
The contract for the existing service ends on 31st December 2018. This provided an opportunity for Leicestershire County Council, Leicester City Council and Rutland County Council to review the way services are delivered and to make use of new technologies to deliver the most accessible service within budget restraints.
An eight week consultation on the proposed changes was carried out and responses helped to develop how best to meet the needs of local people. The changes to Leicestershire sessional clinics relates to approximately 4% of all service use by Leicestershire residents. Service users impacted by the changes will be directed to other services, including their general practice, pharmacy and online services.
What will the new service look like?
The new service will still be two main sites, a purpose built new clinic in Leicester City, in the Haymarket Shopping Centre and one at Loughborough Health Centre, offering a combination of walk in appointments and pre-booked appointments. There have been some changes to sessional clinics in Leicestershire.
There will be more opportunity to access services without attending a clinic such as ordering online STI testing and vending machines for STI test kits and condoms. For more Information about services, including times of operation, visit Clinic & Service Finder.
Clinics to be changed:
All changes commence 1st January 2019.
Coalville: clinic will only open on Thursday for those aged 24 and under only.
Hinckley JC6: clinic will be closed.
Hinckley Health Centre: clinic will be for those aged 24 and under only.
Market Harborough: clinic will be for those aged 24 and under only.
Melton Mowbray: clinic will be closed.