Public Sector Resources

Specialist public sexual health services have an essential and historical role in improving access to high priority groups and managing more clinical problems. As well as a clinical role, many specialist services are also responsible for providing continuing professional development, clinical advice and support, population health advice, contact tracing and research.

Clinical guidelines are the cornerstone of best clinical practice. These cover treatment and management strategies in general practice, primary care and specialist settings. The clinical guidelines provided from these sites are regularly revised and have been made accessible electronically as decision support tools.