Sexual Health Services Survey

Closed 5 May 2019

Opened 9 Apr 2019

Feedback Updated 17 Dec 2019

We Asked

Consultation with service users and the public has been undertaken via the WSCC consultation website during April 2019 and HIV service users approached for their views via the community HIV service.

You Said

The service specification has been modified to include the perspectives of service users as expressed through these routes.

We Did


Following Cabinet Member (Adults and Health) agreement a joint procurement process with NHS England (NHSE) to secure the provision of Integrated Sexual Health Services and HIV Treatment Services for the population of West Sussex, the contracts for Integrated Sexual Health and HIV Services are awarded to Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

In agreement with NHSE, it is proposed that the contracts will commence on 1st February 2020 for a period of three (3) years with an option to extend for up to two (2) years.  Link to Decision Report.


Thank you for accessing this online survey about the integrated sexual health service in West Sussex. We value your opinions about the service and your experiences of it. We appreciate that disclosure of matters related to sexual health are sensitive, but we would like to understand the level of public awareness about the services on offer.  We would also like your feedback on what could be done to help improve the services or make them easier to use. 


Why We Are Consulting

Data Protection/Privacy notice for this online survey

This survey is confidential. This notice explains what data we will collect, how it will be used, and how we manage your data to ensure your confidentiality.

The Children Families and Working Age Adults Commissioning Team will use this survey to collect demographic information: this is information about whether you live or work in West Sussex and other personal characterisitcs protected under The Equality Act 2010. This information will be processed in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations, the 2018 Data Protection Act, and any subsequent data protection legislation. Your responses can be provided at a broad level. You can choose not to provide this information by selecting “prefer not to answer”.

However, the small amount of data we are requesting will be used to carry out a task in the public interest and in the exercise of official authority vested in the County Council.  It will be used to help plan sexual health services, to help ensure everyone has equal opportunity of access to these, and to help identify any gaps in service provision, so please consider this when answering.

Your responses will be collected in a spreadsheet that will be stored on an encrypted hard drive owned by West Sussex County Council.  Only nominated members of our research team will be able to access this file. The file itself will be deleted after February 2020. We will need to keep the information for this long while reports are created to summarise your responses along with those of other people who choose to participate.

The results will be summarised in a report so that no individual can be identified.  The report will be used to inform the future provision of services. The key points will be added to a revised version of the West Sussex Sexual Health Needs Assessment, which was first published in February 2019.

West Sussex County Council is registered as Data Controller (Reg. No. Z6413427). For further details and information about the way the County Council processes data as a Data Controller, please see

If you would like this information in an alternative format (e.g. large print, easy read), please contact us on 0330 22 28701 (calls charged at local rate).or via email at Alternatively, if you are deaf or hard of hearing and have an NGT texting app installed on your computer, laptop or smartphone you can contact us on 18001 0330 22 28701.   

What Happens Next

The results of this survey will be summarised in a report that will be used to inform the future provision of sexual health services. The key points will be added to a revised version of the West Sussex Sexual Health Needs Assessment, which was first published in February 2019.


  • All Areas


  • Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Groups
  • Children
  • Disabled People
  • Faith Groups
  • Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transexual (LGBT) Groups
  • Older People
  • People in marriages & civil partnerships
  • Pregnancy & Maternity
  • Young People
  • Young People Aged 18+
  • Gender Groups
  • Anyone aged 18 or over
  • NHS
  • Health and Wellbeing Professionals
  • Patients
  • GPs
  • Clinical Commissioning Groups
  • Residents e-Panel
  • Teachers
  • Pupils
  • Schools
  • Colleges
  • Students
  • Young people with SEND (Special Educational Needs & Disability)
  • Headteachers
  • SEN Co-ordinators
  • Educational Psychology Service
  • Sensory Support Team
  • Students
  • Universities
  • West Sussex County Council Staff
  • Capita Staff
  • West Sussex Fire and Rescue Staff
  • County Communicators
  • Have Your Say Champions
  • CLT
  • Elected Members
  • SRM Ui users
  • Cyclists
  • Bus/coach Passengers
  • Car/Van Drivers
  • Police
  • District/Borough Councils
  • Parish Councils
  • Town Councils
  • Elected Members/Councillors
  • Voluntary Organisations
  • Community Organisations
  • Social Enterprise
  • Registered Charity
  • Bus Operators
  • Broadband Suppliers
  • Childcare Providers
  • All West Sussex Businesses
  • Employees
  • CBC Library Group
  • Local services in the care sector
  • External Consultation, Research of Engagement Organisations
  • Service Users
  • Homeless People
  • People Who Do Not Use This Service
  • All West Sussex Residents
  • Tenants/Leaseholders
  • Visitors/Tourists
  • Families
  • Carers
  • Parents
  • Key stakeholders
  • Local residents
  • Researchers
  • Volunteers


  • Research