Bolton wins bid to keep providing sexual health services for Wigan and Leigh
BOLTON NHS Foundation Trust has won its bid to continue providing sexual health services for Wigan and Leigh.
It was one of a number of organisations which were invited to tender by Wigan Council.
The trust has been providing HIV, sexual health and reproductive services for the past five years from Wigan town centre and Leigh as well as other locations including colleges.
The trust’s sexual health team also operates at the Royal Bolton Hospital and other centres across Bolton offering services such as advice, emergency contraception, free condoms and contraceptives, treatment and screening for sexually transmitted infections and pregnancy testing advice.
Dr Emile Morgan, clinical lead for sexual health at Bolton NHS Foundation Trust, said he was delighted that the service had been successful in its bid to carry on its work in the two neighbouring towns, adding that it would provide continuity to the service’s work.
He said: “It is good for the users of our services that there will be continuity of care and that this will remain within the NHS.
“As a team we pride ourselves on being very patient-focused and score very highly on patient satisfaction.
“I think this, along with the fact that we always work closely with our commissioners, helped us win the bid.
“We’re delighted that Wigan Council has continued to put their trust in us.”
Health bosses said the new contract means that the trust will provide the services in Wigan and Leigh for the next three to five years.
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