On 4/04/2016, table 20 in this report was republished. This corrects an error made by Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust in their Q3 submission where some of their clinic IDs were incorrect. This only affects figures for Leicester, Leicestershire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent and Telford and the Wrekin in table 20 and all other figures remain unchanged. In general the HSCIC does not republish reports for local errors such as these and instead places an error note on the webpage to alert users. However, as this error did not affect the written report and national level tables it has been decided to republish the affected table on this occasion. The HSCIC apologises for any inconvenience caused.
This publication covers activity taking place in the community at dedicated Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) services, including activity at non NHS service providers where available.
SRH services include family planning services, community contraception clinics, integrated GUM and SRH services and young people's services e.g. Brook advisory centres. They provide a range of services including, but not exclusively, contraception provision and advice, sexual health treatment and advice, pregnancy related care, abortion related care, cervical screening, psychosexual therapy, PMS treatment, colposcopy services, fertility treatment and care and gynaecological treatment and care.
A contact within this report may be a clinic attendance or a contact with the service at a non-clinic venue. Non face to face contacts (e.g. by telephone) are not currently included, but it does include activity at non-clinic venues (such as home visits / outreach).
The data includes non-English residents using services based in England.
This report excludes services provided in out-patient clinics, at community pharmacies and those provided by General Practitioners, unless otherwise stated.