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Public education campaign could overwhelm sexual health services

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7486.274-d (Published 03 February 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:274
  1. Caroline White
  1. London

    Government proposals to mount a public education campaign on sexual health later this year threaten to bring specialist services to breaking point, a leading expert has warned a parliamentary select committee.

    Professor Kinghorn, senior consultant in genitourinary medicine at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, told the House of Commons Health Committee that primary care trusts, which commission services, have been diverting government funds, earmarked for sexual health, into other areas.

    Professor Kinghorn is one of several witnesses called to give evidence to the committee, which began its inquiry last week into new developments …

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