WiSe awarded contract to continue to deliver sexual health services in Wiltshire

Wiltshire Sexual Health (WiSe) will continue to provide sexual health and HIV services in Wiltshire after it was awarded a new contract following a competitive process.

Published 1 April 2022
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Wiltshire Sexual Health (WiSe) will continue to provide sexual health and HIV services in Wiltshire after it was awarded a new contract following a competitive process.

Wiltshire Council Public Health and Specialised Commissioning, NHS England and NHS Improvement South West (NHSE&I) successfully awarded the Integrated Sexual Health and HIV services in Wiltshire contract to WiSe (Wiltshire Sexual Health) following a collaborative joint procurement.

Cllr Ian Blair-Pilling, Cabinet Member for Public Health, said: Following this collaborative procurement with our partners I am confident that WiSe can continue to deliver high quality and compassionate sexual health services for Wiltshire residents.

WiSe will look to build on their strong foundations over years of successful delivery of specialist services in Wiltshire and I hope this will see more people achieving positive outcomes by finding out about, and accessing services.

We encourage residents to get WiSe about their sexual health and the range of services they can access for free provided by WiSe sexual health clinics.

Sexual health services provided by WiSe Wiltshire Sexual Health include:

  • Testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) advice about sexual health
  • Free condoms
  • Contraception, including emergency hormonal contraception such as the morning-after pill
  • HIV testing, including rapid tests that give results in about 30 minutes and counselling for people who are HIV positive
  • PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) it is a tablet you can take before sex to help protect you against catching HIV. Studies have shown that using PrEP can reduce your risk of getting HIV by 86% & PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis) - medication that can help prevent people from developing HIV if they've been exposed to it.
  • Hepatitis B vaccination
  • Information and advice about abortion
  • Help for people who have been sexually assaulted

WiSe clinics are located across Wiltshire and residents can find their nearest clinic in:

  • Salisbury
  • Trowbridge
  • Calne
  • Melksham
  • Devizes

Anyone can call for an appointment on 01722 425120, where staff will support the patient to arrange the most appropriate service. All services are confidential, non-judgemental and for people of all ages, genders and orientations.

The WiSe website provides useful help and answers many questions about STI's, HIV, home screening kits, emergency contraception and other sexual health matters: https://wiltshiresexualhealth.co.uk/

You can also find them on Twitter at https://twitter.com/salisburysh and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/wiltshireSH.

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Published 1 April 2022