Professor John Middleton, President, Faculty of Public Health, comments on the LGA’s story on public health funding cuts impacting upon sexual health services

03 August 2017, Professor John Middleton

Prof John Middleton, President, UK Faculty of Public Health (FPH), said: "Sexual health clinics are one of many public health services that are vital to protect the nation’s health and wellbeing.

"FPH members are worried that at a time when demand for sexual health services is so high, making these planned cuts to public health services would mean local councils have dwindling resources to deal with it. This could mean longer wait times and more people living with STIs.

"Our message to the new government is that prevention is better than cure so to protect the health of the nation, they must properly invest in public health services which will also ease the strain on the NHS."