August 2014 Note:
Table 11 is incorrect. Specifically, the figures for IU devices and IU systems from 2006-07 onwards have been swapped around. Please see the 2012-13 report for correct and more recent figures (see link below). We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused.
This bulletin contains information on NHS community contraception services from the KT31 return. It includes services provided by:
Trusts in NHS clinics and as domiciliary visits
It does not include services provided by consultants in out-patient clinics or those provided by General Practitioners. However, limited data is presented in this publication on out-patient clinics from The NHS Information Centre's Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) and prescription data from the Prescribing Support Unit (PSU).
'Contraception and Sexual Health 2007-08', is published on the same day by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) on behalf of our organisation. This is a sample survey of women aged 16 to 49 and men aged 16 to 69, in Great Britain, and gives an overview of all contraception used irrespective of whether it is provided by the NHS or not. It also asks about sexual behaviour and knowledge of sexually transmitted infections. Detailed results from this survey are available from the ONS web site.
As a result of detailed validation carried out during the production of the 2008/09 NHS Contraceptive Services report, a number of errors were identified in the 2007/08 report.
As a result, an errata note in respect of the 2007-08 report was published on 20 October 2009 to coincide with the release of the 2008-09 report. It detailed each error and provided the corresponding correction. These corrections were also carried through to the 2008-09 report and excel tables.
An updated version of this errata note has now been issued, on 14 June 2011, to confirm to users that some of the errors identified in the 2007-08 report are also present in the corresponding 2007-08 Excel tables. Such instances are highlighted in specific terms in the updated errata note. The updated errata note also highlights an additional error relating to the column headings of Table 1, which are presented in calendar rather than financial years.