Brook Welcomes Child Health Strategy, UK

February 16, 2009 at 11:00 am Leave a comment


Responding to the launch of Healthy lives, brighter futures – The strategy for children and young people’s health, Simon Blake, Chief Executive of young people’s sexual health charity Brook, said:



“Brook is delighted that this strategy is not a glossy announcement of new initiatives, rather a well thought out and coherent pulling together of work that is already happening, which we know is good and which is shown to be working locally. This provides renewed commitment and focus for a widespread rollout of high quality practice.



“The money that has already been announced is being targeted in some really key areas; FE, contraceptive provision and campaigning. Some of this has already been released to PCTs. The most important thing is that the money is used by PCTs as it was intended – to improve young people’s sexual health which must be a continuing strategic priority across the country. Some areas are already doing fantastic work – this strategy must ensure that all areas are excellent.”



Brook is the UK’s leading provider of sexual health services and advice for young people under 25. The charity has 45 years’ experience of working with young people and currently has a network of services in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Jersey.



Brook services provide free and confidential sexual health information, contraception, pregnancy testing, advice and counselling, testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections and outreach and education work, reaching around 200,000 young people every year.



Brook

[Via http://www.medicalnewstoday.com]

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