Sexual Health Services in Stockton-on Tees - Your Views

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Summary of report content

Healthwatch Stockton-on-Tees worked with the Public Health Team at Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council to get local residents’ views on sexual health services in their area.  They spoke to 15 people.

Without coronavirus/Covid-19 social distancing measures, people would like sexual health services to be delivered from a specialist sexual health clinic and GP surgery. Not knowing where to go and embarrassment were the two main reasons for not accessing sexual health services in the past.

Most people felt they had good knowledge of sexual health issues. People wanted sexual health services to be available by telephone and online for appointment bookings, consultations, ordering STI kits, contraception and condoms.


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General details

Report title 
Sexual Health Services in Stockton-on Tees - Your Views
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Stockton-on-tees
Date of publication 
Friday, 30 April, 2021
Date evidence capture began 
Thursday, 9 July, 2020
Date evidence capture finished 
Friday, 7 August, 2020
Key themes 
Digitalisation of services
Information providing
Service delivery organisation and staffing

Methodology and approach

Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation? 
What type of organisation requested the work 
Local Council
Primary research method used 
If an Enter and View methodology was applied, was the visit announced or unannounced? 

Details of health and care services included in the report

Secondary care services 
Sexual health

Details of people who shared their views

Number of people who shared their views 
Age group 
All people over the age of 65
Not known
Not known
Not known
Sexual orientation 
Not known
Does the information include public's views? 
Does the information include carer's, friend's or relative's views? 
Does the information include staff's views? 
What was the main sentiment of the people who shared their views? 

Outcomes and impact

Were recommendations made by local Healthwatch in the report? 
Does the information contain a response from a provider? 
Not applicable
Is there evidence of impact in the report? 
Not applicable
Is there evidence of impact external to the report? 
Not known

Network Impact
Relationships that exist locally, regionally, nationally have benefited from the work undertaken in the report
Implied Impact
Where it is implied that change may occur in the future as a result of Healthwatch work. This can be implied in a provider  response, press release or other source. Implied impact can become tangible impact once change has occurred.
Tangible Impact
There is evidence of change that can be directly attributed to Healthwatch work undertaken in the report.