UK Sexual Health Awards

FPA and Brook host the annual UK Sexual Health Awards every March to celebrate outstanding work in sexual health.

Have a look at the Storify page and Flickr photos from the 2015 ceremony.

Visit the UK Sexual Health Awards website

The 2015 winners

Dr Phil Hammond, host of the UK Sexual Health Awards 2015The UK Sexual Health Awards 2015 took place on on Friday 6 March 2015 with a glittering awards dinner and ceremony, hosted by Dr Phil Hammond.

Huge congratulations to all the winners!

Sexual health professional of the year

Dawn Purvis, Director, Marie Stopes Belfast, Marie Stopes UK

Young person of the year

Chlo Winfield, Speak Out Project

Highly commended
Claudia Carvell, Lesbian and Gay Foundation, Sexpression Manchester, freelance writer

Adult sexual health service/project of the year

The Rowan Sexual Health Clinic, Northern Health & Social Care Trust (NHSCT).

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

3 in 1 Scheme, Leeds City Council.

Highly commended

  • Buckinghamshire - Young People's Sexual Health Programme, Buckinghamshire County Council

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

The Prison RSE Project: Empowering Vulnerable Women, Spectrum Community Health CIC

More about the Pamela Sheridan Award

Sexual health media campaign/storyline of the year - two winners

10 Ways a Condom Can't Protect You, Sexual Health Sheffield & Diva Creative

Hollyoaks

Rosemary Goodchild award for excellence in journalism

Breaking the Taboo of Abortion on TV and Film by Gillian Orr, The Independent

Highly commended

  • Men and Boys get Raped Too by Theo Merz, Daily Telegraph
  • Let’s Talk about Sex: Teachers Back Call for Sex Education to be Compulsory by Jane Martinson, Education Guardian

More about the Rosemary Goodchild Award

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

Joint whole system procurement of Sexual Health and HIV services in Norfolk using s75. Commissioned by: Norfolk County Council & NHS England - East Anglia Area Team

Parliamentarian of the year

Luciana Berger MP

Lifetime Achievement Award

Baroness May Blood

The finalists

​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