Best Practice Case Studies

NHS Lambeth Southwark and Lewisham - commissioning for improved sexual health and HIV services

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NHS Lambeth Southwark and Lewisham - commissioning for improved sexual health and HIV services *

Summary: In January 2013, the Commissioning for Sexual Health and HIV team for Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham were developing their HIV care and support. The commissioning team undertook a comprehensive review to ensure that HIV care and support services were modernised in light of the changing needs of people living with HIV and treatment advances.

Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) - an improved approach on the prosecution of the reckless transmission of HIV

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Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) - an improved approach on the prosecution of the reckless transmission of HIV *

Summary: Prosecutions for reckless disease transmission under section 20 of the Offences Against the Person Act 1861 began in 2003. Sentences have been particularly severe, with many people accused receiving custodial sentences or sentences of more than three years. Prosecutions so far have disproportionately affected men of African Origin.

Scottish Court Service

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Scottish Court Service (SCS)

Community involvement in EQIA of Security Policy *

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As a result of a meeting between CEMVO and senior SCS staff to discuss progress on mainstreaming race equality, the issue of Sikhs entering courts in Scotland whilst in possession of the Kirpan6 was identified as an unresolved concern. It was agreed that the impact of the current security policy on members of the Sikh community needed to be fully assessed.

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