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Preventing sexually transmitted infections and under-18 conceptions overview

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These are the paths in the Preventing sexually transmitted infections and under-18 conceptions pathway:

Preventing sexually transmitted infections and under-18 conceptions HAI

About

What is covered

This pathway covers recommendations on how to prevent sexually transmitted infections among the whole population and how to prevent under-18 conceptions. It focuses on the provision of one-to-one interventions as part of the routine care provided by primary care, sexual health and contraceptive services. The recommendations are aimed at the NHS, local authorities and the wider public, voluntary, community and private sectors.

Updates

Updates to this pathway

3 September 2014 2014 Minor maintenance updates.
27 January 2014 minor maintenance updates
11 June 2013 minor maintenance updates
21 May 2013 minor maintenance updates
25 October 2011 minor maintenance updates

Short Text

This pathway covers sexually transmitted infection (STI) prevention for the whole population and the prevention of under-18 conceptions.

What is covered

This pathway covers recommendations on how to prevent sexually transmitted infections among the whole population and how to prevent under-18 conceptions. It focuses on the provision of one-to-one interventions as part of the routine care provided by primary care, sexual health and contraceptive services. The recommendations are aimed at the NHS, local authorities and the wider public, voluntary, community and private sectors.

Updates

Updates to this pathway

3 September 2014 2014 Minor maintenance updates.
27 January 2014 minor maintenance updates
11 June 2013 minor maintenance updates
21 May 2013 minor maintenance updates
25 October 2011 minor maintenance updates

Sources

NICE guidance

The NICE guidance that was used to create the pathway.

Quality standards

Quality statements

Effective interventions library

Effective interventions library

Successful effective interventions library details

Implementation

Commissioning

These resources include support for commissioners to plan for costs and savings of guidance implementation and meeting quality standards where they apply.
These resources will help to inform discussions with providers about the development of services and may include measurement and action planning tools.

Education and learning

NICE produces resources for individual practitioners, teams and those with a role in education to help improve and assess users' knowledge of relevant NICE guidance and its application in practice.

Pathway information

Supporting information

Glossary

People who are at risk of getting a sexually transmitted infection (STI) include:
  • men who have sex with men
  • people who have come from or who have visited areas of high HIV prevalence.
Behaviours that increase the risk of STIs include:
  • misuse of alcohol and/or substances
  • early onset of sexual activity
  • unprotected sex and frequent change of and/or multiple sexual partners.
Primary care is healthcare delivered outside hospitals. It includes a range of services provided by GPs, nurses, health visitors, midwives and other healthcare professionals and allied health professionals such as dentists, pharmacists and opticians. It includes community clinics, health centres and walk-in centres.
Vulnerable young people aged under 18 may include thoseDepartment for Education and Skills [2006] Teenage pregnancy: accelerating the strategy to 2010. London: Department for Education and Skills:
  • from disadvantaged backgrounds
  • who are in – or leaving – care
  • who have low educational attainment.

Paths in this pathway

Pathway created: August 2011 Last updated: September 2014

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