LBN Public Health Contract
NHC is contracted by the London Borough of Newham (LBN), and sub-contracts its member GP practices, to provide the following services to the residents of the borough:
- NHS Health Checks for patients aged 40-70
- Screening and management of chlamydia for patients aged 15-24 as part of the National Chlamydia Screening Programme (NCSP) and Long-acting Revisable Contraception (LARC) Programme
- HIV Screening of Newly registered patients aged 16-64
NHS Health Checks - designed to spot early indicators for stroke, kidney disease, heart disease, type 2 diabetes or dementia. As people get older, they have a higher risk of developing one of these conditions. An NHS Health Check helps find ways to lower this risk.
Chlamydia Screening - GP practices identify young people aged 15-24 years old who are eligible for opportunistic chlamydia screening. Chlamydia is the most common bacterial sexually transmitted infection, with sexually active young people at highest risk. As chlamydia often has no symptoms and can have serious health consequences (such as pelvic inflammatory disease, ectopic pregnancy and tubul factor infertility) opportunistic screening remains an essential element of good quality sexual health services for young adults.
LARC - All GP practices take part in the promotion of LARC devices as a valid form of contraception (rather than oral methods). GPs not delivering sexual health services (LARC) can make inter- or intra-practice referrals.
HIV Screening - All the GP practices in Newham offer HIV screening to newly-registered patients aged 16-64.