Brook and FPA are delighted to announce the winners of the UK Sexual Health Awards 2013. Showcasing the best, creative and innovative work, the Awards are the only event to celebrate achievements in the exciting and influential field of sexual health.
The UK Sexual Health Awards winners were presented at a prestigious awards ceremony and dinner hosted by comedienne Kate Smurthwaite on 14 March at Troxy, London. Nominations were open to professionals, volunteers, journalists and script-writers. There were eight categories including the JLS young person of the year award (backed by award-winning urban boy band JLS).
The award winners are:
Sexual health professional of the year
- Kate Bulman, Oakhill Secure Training Centre, Milton Keynes.
JLS young person of the year
- Muna Hassan, Integrate Bristol.
Adult sexual health service/project of the year
- The West London Centre for Sexual Health (WLCSH) in partnership with the West London African Women’s Service (WLAWS) for their joint Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) service, Chelsea and Westminster NHS Trust.
The Pamela Sheridan young people’s sexual health service/project of the year
- Teenage Pregnancy and Sexual Health Outreach, Croydon, Croydon Health Services NHS Trust.
Rosemary Goodchild Award for excellence in sexual health journalism
- Louise Tickle writing in The Guardian “Who is looking after the sexual health and wellbeing of young people in care.”
Sexual health media campaign/storyline of the year – joint winners
- The HIV-HOP Campaign, Centre for HIV and Sexual Health – Sheffield.
- Teenage Rape Prevention campaign, Home Office.
Durex Community Pharmacy Award
- Benjamin Chemist in Hackney, London.
Lifetime Achievement Award
- Given special recognition for years of dedicated work, the award was given to Prof Wendy Savage.
Simon Blake OBE (Brook Chief Executive) and Dr Audrey Simpson OBE (FPA Acting Chief Executive) said:
“It’s clear from the UK Sexual Health Awards that extraordinary and inspirational work in sexual health is going on right across the UK. And we’re proud to recognise the contribution that individuals and organisations make to the health and wellbeing of the nation. Congratulations to everyone who entered and of course, special congratulations to our 2013 winners.
“There was a high level of excellence displayed in all the entries we received this year, even more commendable given the huge levels of change currently going on in the NHS. This demonstrates just how dedicated sexual health professionals are.
“We’d like to give our judges, sponsors and our main sponsor Durex a special thank you as without their support the Awards wouldn’t be possible.”
Kate Smurthwaite said:
“It was a truly fantastic event, providing much-deserved recognition to a group of people doing such important work. My warmest congratulations to all the winners, finalists and nominees.”