Public Consultation for PrEP in the UK

The NHS England public consultation for PrEP is now open for comments. It asks for opinion on the policy on PrEP that was written by NHS England's Clinical Reference Group on HIV. A high number of positive responses, especially where they encourage improvements in the proposed policy, will add pressure on NHS England by demonstrating strong public support. The deadline is 23rd September.

The National AIDS Trust (NAT) and Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) have produced two documents which can be used to respond to the PrEP public consultation. One is for organisations and one for individuals. Each contains a Q&A, a summary of the consultation documents and of the main issues, and some suggested responses for editing. This makes it very easy for people to respond to the consultation.

NAT Toolkit for individuals responding to the PrEP consultation.

NAT Toolkit for organisations responding to the PrEP consultation.

THT Guidance on the consultation document.

THT template response to the consultation.

I urge you all to get involved and respond to this consultation. Particularly any heterosexuals. The NHS have been trying really hard to make this a "Gay" issue.