Coventry and Warwickshire residents are being invited to take part in a survey which will help to inform and shape future local sexual health services.
Access to free, confidential and non-judgemental sexual health services is important to support the health of residents and both Coventry City Council and Warwickshire County Council are encouraging people to have their say
The purpose of the survey is to understand people’s needs and experiences of the sexual health service, this will help to shape the future service delivery, supporting people achieve and maintain positive sexual and reproductive health. The survey will gather feedback to help shape a new service that focuses on:
- Reducing health inequalities by, for example, improving engagement with Black, Asian and minority ethnic people and those living in greater deprivation
- Expanding the availability of contraception and increasing the number of people being tested for sexually transmitted infections
- Improving engagement with people with additional and complex needs
- Increased use of ‘at home’ interventions/consultations
Sexual health issues can affect anyone who is or has been sexually active. The survey is anonymous and confidential and open to everyone including those who currently access the service and also groups of people who might face barriers in accessing services.
It can be found online.
Allison Duggal, Director of Public Health and Wellbeing at Coventry City Council said: “Sexual Health services are an important part of local communities, and it is important that people have their say to help us understand if current services are still meeting the needs of residents”.
“This will also help us understand where Sexual Health services are already performing well and identify any potential gaps to service delivery that need improvement. This way both Coventry City Council and Warwickshire County Council can effectively work with NHS partners and other health services to ensure everyone gets access to the best services possible.”
Shade Agboola, Director of Public Health at Warwickshire County Council added: “Supporting our residents health is important and offering a free and confidential sexual health service is key. The review of our sexual health services ensures that we continue to deliver the service that meets our residents’ needs. Your views are important to help shape the future delivery of the service, please take a few moments to complete our survey and have your say.”
The survey is open until 24 June 2022 and available at www.askwarwickshire.gov.uk, if you would like a paper copy or need this information in another format or language, please email your name and address to
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01926 476687.
More information on the Integrated Sexual Health service in Coventry and in Warwickshire.