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Genito-urinary Medicine: Monkeypox

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 19588, tabled on 16 June 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what additional support he is providing to sexual health services to deal with the increase in demand related to monkeypox.

Answered on

24 June 2022

Public health guidance advises individuals who are concerned about potential exposure to monkeypox to contact NHS 111 or the local sexual health service to receive an assessment. The UK Health Security Agency has provided guidance to healthcare workers, including those working in sexual health services on conducting this assessment and advice on personal protective equipment. Pre-exposure vaccination for staff working in sexual health services who have been identified as assessing suspected cases is also recommended.