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National group asks GPs to do more to promote sexual health strategy

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a1054 (Published 28 July 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a1054
  1. Anne Gulland
  1. 1London

    The provision of sexual health services in general practice is patchy, with some GPs failing to diagnose sexually transmitted diseases, the author of a report on sexual health and HIV has warned.

    In its review of the national strategy for sexual health and HIV, launched in 2001, the independent advisory group set up to monitor progress has called for an increase in the level and quality of services provided in general practice. It has also called for sexual health to be included in the quality and outcomes framework, the annual rewards and incentives programme for GPs.

    Ruth Lowbury, …

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