UK Sexual Health Awards

FPA and Brook host the annual UK Sexual Health Awards every March to celebrate outstanding work in sexual health. The 2015 Awards Ceremony will be on Friday 6 March.

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The ceremony

Winners will be announced at a glittering awards dinner and ceremony in central London on Friday 6 March 2015. This year's ceremony will be at Hotel Russell, a spectacular, historic venue in the heart of the city.

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The finalists

We're delighted to announce the finalists for this year's awards.

​Sexual health professional of the year

  • Dawn Purvis, Director, Marie Stopes Belfast, Marie Stopes UK
  • Dr Chris Wilkinson, President, Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare
  • Dr Adaeze Ifezulike, NHS Grampian
  • Dr Tuppy Owens, Outsiders Trust
  • Dr Stephen Dawson, Consultant in GUM/HIV Medicine, Sexual Health Service, Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
  • Tamsin Meredith, Kent Community Health NHS Trust

​Young person of the year

  • ​Ellen Adams, Sexpression:UK
  • Chlo Winfield, Speak Out Project
  • Josh Hale
  • Luke Alexander, Saving Lives
  • Claudia Carvell, Sexpression Manchester, Freelance writer, Lesbian and Gay Foundation
  • Hollie Hammond, Marie Stopes UK

Adult sexual health service/project of the year

  • Faith and Communities Project, Terrence Higgins Trust
  • A sexual health in-reach service for male prisoners in HM Prison Isle of Wight, provided by the Sexual Health Service, Isle of Wight NHS Trust
  • Sexual Health Hounslow, West Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust
  • Time to Test Berkshire, Thames Valley Positive Support
  • North Lincolnshire Sexual Health, Virgin Care
  • The Rowan Sexual Health Clinic, The Rowan, Northern Health & Social Care Trust (NHSCT)

Young people's sexual health service/project of the year

  • Blackburn with Darwen Support Around Sexually Inappropriate Behaviour, Blackburn with Darwen Children's Services
  • Buckinghamshire - Young People's Sexual Health Programme, Buckinghamshire County Council
  • Greater Manchester Consortium Against Sexual Exploitation (GMCASE)
  • Swansea People First
  • Ur Decision, Warwickshire County Council
  • 3 in 1 Scheme, Leeds City Council

The Pamela Sheridan Award - recognising pioneering approaches to relationships, sex and wellbeing education

  •  Shropshire Respect Yourself: Eat Better, Move More, RSE, Shropshire County Council
  • Hot Dogs, UNTitled Theatre / ARC Stockton / The Everyday Sexism Project
  • I Heart Consent, National Union of Students Women's Campaign & Sexpression UK
  • The Prison RSE Project: Empowering Vulnerable Women, Spectrum Community Health CIC
  • Kernow King's Sex Tape & Resource, Cornwall Health Promotion Service
  • 'I'm The Girl I Want To Be', Golddigger Trust
  • Girls, Gangs and Consequences session, Growing Against Gangs & Violence (GAGV)

Sexual health media campaign/storyline of the year

  • Emmerdale
  • Hollyoaks
  • Eastenders
  • Female Genital Mutilation – The Teenagers' Perspective, BBC Inside Out West Midlands
  • 10 Ways a Condom Can't Protect You, Sexual Health Sheffield and diva creative
  • Call for Same-Sex Sex and Relationships Education to be Statutory in all English Schools, Cliff Joannou (QX magazine)

​Rosemary Goodchild award for excellence in journalism

  • The Asexuals by Alix O'Neill, Marie Claire
  • The Primary Headteacher Attacked For Trying To Tackle Homophobia by Rachel Williams, Education Guardian
  • Ask An Adult: Is There A Medical Reason We Actually Need Chocolate When We’ve Got PMS? by Sophie Wilkinson, The Debrief
  • Men And Boys Get Raped Too by Theo Merz, Daily Telegraph
  • To Breed Or Not To Breed? One Woman’s Ambivalence About Having Children by Lindsay Frankel, Daily Telegraph
  • Breaking The Taboo Of Abortion On TV And Film by Gillian Orr, The Independent
  • Women Forced To Run Gauntlet Of Abortion Zealots by Fionola Meredith, Belfast Telegraph
  • Let’s Talk About Sex: Teachers Back Call For Sex Education To Be Compulsory by Jane Martinson, Education Guardian

Public Health England Sexual Health, Reproductive Health & HIV Award 2015: Best Practice in Whole System Commissioning

  • Tender for integrated contraception and sexual health service. Commissioned by: Jo Melvin, Commissioner - Public Health, Peterborough City Council
  • Integration of Sexual Health Services for the county of Northamptonshire. Commissioned by: Dr Akeem Ali, Director of Public Health and Ms Lindsay Cox, Service Manager – PH and Well-Being, Northamptonshire County Council
  • Cambridgeshire Integrated Sexual Health and Contraception Services. Commissioned by: Val Thomas – Consultant in Public Health. Cambridgeshire County Council
  • Joint whole system procurement of Sexual Health and HIV services in Norfolk using s75. Commissioned by: Norfolk County Council and NHS England – East Anglia Area Team
  • Plan sets out the forward plan for all sexual health and HIV screening services. Commissioned by: Blackpool's Health and Wellbeing Board Sexual Health and HIV action plan

Special awards

We'll also be announcing the winners of two special categories on the night:

  • Parliamentarian of the Year
  • Lifetime Achievement

2014 winners

The 2014 ceremony was hosted by comic, novelist and actor Jenny Eclair.

Sexual health professional of the year

  • Elaine Doherty, South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust
  • Oluwatoyin Tinu O.Oluwole, Junction Health Centre – Care UK

Young person of the year

  • Lemar Johnson, G4S Medical Services

Adult sexual health service/project of the year

  • Chandni Clinic, Sexual Health Department, Mid Yorkshire NHS Trust Dewsbury

Young people's sexual health service/project of the year

  • PASH Young People’s Peer Education Project, Centre for HIV and Sexual Health, Sexual Health Sheffield

The Pamela Sheridan Sex and Relationships Education Award

  • www.easySRE.net, Walsall Teenage Pregnancy Team (Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust) in partnership with Walsall Council and Catcher Media

Sexual health media campaign/storyline of the year

  • Casualty: “Unsilenced”, FGM storyline, BBC Casualty

Rosemary Goodchild Award for excellence in sexual health journalism

  • Sex Abuse in Schools: The Parents Who Want a Change to the Law by Louise Tickle, The Guardian Weekend

Parliamentarian of the year

Rt Hon Yvette Cooper MP

Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Dilys Cossey OBE and Dr David Paintin

Find out more about all the winners here.

Huge congratulations to all the winners. Our thanks also go to everyone who made a nomination – the process highlighted the many incredible people, projects, services, campaigns and storylines out there.