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

  •, 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.