Annual public health report

The Annual Public Health Report for 2017 'Sexual and reproductive health' focuses on the findings of a detailed investigation carried out by our public health department over the past 18 months, looking at the sexual health of the Kent population.

This work is carried out as part of our approach to commissioning comprehensive sexual health and community based sexual health services for the population of Kent, a statutory requirement of local authorities since the Health and Social Care Act 2012 was implemented.

This report continues the health inequalities theme and is presented under four themes:

  • sexual health is not a single issue
  • STIs are unevenly distributed
  • importance of case findings, testing and effective treatment
  • service provision and utilisation.