St George’s hosts first conference on prison sexual health services
The first national conference on sexual healthcare services in the country’s prisons has today been held at St George’s Hospital, Tooting.
The sexual health in prisons event was attended by consultants and representatives from sexual health settings across the country, including the National AIDS Trust, Public Health England and frontline prison, hospital and community sexual health services.
Topics presented for discussion included the provision of healthcare in the prison system and sexual health services for female prisoners.
Bernard Kelly, sexual health advisor for St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: “It is very important that we hold events like this to allow us to provide comprehensive sexual health services to a vulnerable and marginalised group in an often challenging environment.”
Notes to editors
- St George’s provides all healthcare services at HMP Wandsworth, the largest prison in the country with 1,500 offenders.
- Staff from the sexual health team are available for interview on request.
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