Useful resources

Useful resources 2013 medical record keeping


  • Department of Health/Local Government Association – Local authority commissioning public health services from primary care, April 2013. Guidance on the contractual transition process from PCTs to local government for public health services including provision of enhanced services for aspects of sexual health.
  • Department of Health – Commissioning sexual health services and interventions, March 2013. Guidance to help local authorities to commission high quality sexual health services for their local area. Includes guidance on the legal requirements to provide comprehensive, open access sexual and reproductive health services, as well as links to resources.
  • Local Government Association and Public Health England – Sexual health commissioning FAQs, February 2013. Provides answers to some of the questions asked by commissioners of sexual and reproductive health questions based in local authorities.
  • Department of HealthIntegrated Sexual Health Services – National Service Specification, June 2013. A suggested service specification for integrated sexual health services.
  • Faculty of Sexual & Reproductive HealthcareService Standards for Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare, January 2013. A full range of service standards applicable to community sexual and reproductive health services and some aspects of contraceptive care in general practice.
  • National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) Clinical guideline on long-acting reversible contraception (LARC), October 2005. Offers information and best-practice advice on the clinical and cost-effectiveness of LARC methods.
  • Faculty of Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare SRH National Clinical Guidelines. The full range of NICE accredited national clinical guidelines for the delivery of contraceptive healthcare.
  • Faculty of Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare – A Quality Standard for Contraceptive Services. This Quality Standard sets out the contraceptive care that individuals using services should expect and be entitled to receive. It is designed to support commissioners and providers to deliver high-quality services that deliver the best possible outcomes for individuals.
  • Department of HealthAbortion statistics, England and Wales: 2014, July 2015. Summary of latest abortion and repeat abortion statistics for England and Wales, with supporting data tables.
  • NATSALThe National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles. Natsal, are among the largest and most detailed studies of sexual behaviour in the world. Three Natsal surveys have taken place: Natsal-1 in 1990-1991, Natsal-2 in 1999-2001 and Natsal-3 in 2010-2012.
  • Health and Social Care Information Centre General Practice prescribing data. Data on NHS prescriptions written in England, by GPs and other non-medical prescribers (such as nurse and pharmacists) who are attached to GP practices, and dispensed in the community in the UK.
  • NHS Information Centre KT31 Community Contraceptive Services data collection. Data on contraceptive services provided in community contraceptive services, including supporting data tables.
  • Public Health England Sexual Health Balanced Scorecard. A snapshot of sexual health at local level. Interactive maps and charts enable comparisons to be made regionally and nationally across a range of indicators relating to teenage pregnancy, abortions, contraception, sexually transmitted infections and other relevant issues.
  • Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Resources for commissioners of women’s health services. Resource for the commissioning of women’s health services including abortion.
  • BayerImpact of unplanned pregnancies on local authority budgets cost calculator, April 2018. Bayer’s modelling calculator is intended to help local authorities better understand the public sector spend – beyond healthcare costs – of unplanned live births. Bayer’s calculator brings together Office for National Statistics data, the findings of the third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal-3), and the Family Planning Association’s 2015 report Unprotected Nation to provide conservative estimates of education, welfare and housing expenditure for upper and single tier local authorities. With public health budgets under significant pressure, the calculator uses a robust and very conservative methodology to demonstrate that investing in contraception is highly cost-effective, even when NHS spending is excluded. A short note setting out the methodology used in the tool is available to read here. Guidelines on using the tool are available here and introductory slides are also available to download here.