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SHACC - still going strong

We think we have a very good model for delivering sexual health care in primary care, where surveys in Leicester have shown people want it. This is our poster for our entry to The Primary Care Women’s Health Forum Best Practice Award 2014.



SHACC - the first 5 years

At the end of December 2013 we had been running for 5 and 1/4 years.

  • From 2/10/2008 to 31/12/2013 we have conducted 12,945 consultations for sexual health and contraception.

  • In that time we've fitted 647 copper coils & 1033 intrauterine systems and 2,791 implants (and removed 1,732) - that's over 20 millennia of woman years of long acting reversible contraception!

  • We carried out 271 vasectomies.

  • We've seen over 4,218 people with concerns about sexually transmitted infections.

  • These are the sorts of conditions we have seen and treated
    ConditionNumber of patients with condition
    Warts220
    Bacterial vaginosis195
    Chlamydial infection104
    Genital herpes90
    Pelvic and perineal pain / PID70
    Urinary tract infection47
    Cysts / Bartholin's Abscess / vulvitis42
    Impotence / prem ejac / psychosexual33
    Epididymitis / Orchitis31
    Urethral discharge28
    Penile disorder / Balanitis24
    Leukorrhoea unspecified17
    Molluscum contagiosum12
    Scabies / head lice11
    Endometritis6
    Trichomonal vulvovaginitis5
    Acute gonorrhoea 4
    Acute prostatitis3


SHACC - the first 6 months

At the end of April 2009 we had been running for 6 months.

  • In that time we've fitted 104 coils & intrauterine systems and 152 implants - that's over a millennium of woman years of long acting reversible contraception! This is right in line with national policy on promoting long acting reversible (LARC) methods.

  • We've seen over 400 people with concerns about sexually transmitted infections and picked up a couple of patients with more serious disease that might otherwise have been missed.

  • 23% of people attending SHACC had both a contraception and an STI issue, supporting our contention that an integrated service is important.

  • We've carried out 11 vasectomies so far but with very short waits and with a new practice on stream this should pick up.

...it was a start    


Last modified: 28-10-14