Today we've launched an online campaign calling for the Government to increase funding for public health including sexual health in the upcoming Spending Round.
We're joining forces with doctors, charity workers and people who are passionate about sexual health to send a clear message to the Government that cuts are having a big impact, and that funding needs to increase.
The call for funding has been amplified by LGBT Conservatives, LGBT Liberal Democrats and LGBT Labour who have today jointly written to the Treasury calling for increased investment in sexual health services in the upcoming Government Spending Round.
Sexual health services have faced severe cuts to their budgets because of Government cuts to local public health budgets. This is in the face of increasing demand for services, a rise in sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including gonorrhoea and syphilis, and the need to sustain progress to achieve the Government’s ambition to end HIV transmissions by 2030.
Today we also joined 16 sexual health and HIV prevention charities to write to Minister for Equalities, Amber Rudd MP, highlighting the fact that some communities remain disproportionately impacted by STIs and HIV, that cuts are directly impacting frontline services, and to call for additional investment to fully fund public health, including sexual health services.
Get involved on Twitter in our social media campaign to #FundSexualHealth .