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HIV Prevention England - Monitoring of the interventions of Local Delivery Partners (LDPs)

Duration: July 2012 - March 2016

HIV Prevention England (HPE) was a national programme of HIV prevention for men that have sex with men (MSM) and African people in England, with an initial contract running for 33 months from 01-07-2012 to 30-03-2015. Our contract to monitor local delivery of interventions within HPE has now been extended to 31 March 2016.

As part of HPE more than 30 local delivery partners (LDPs) were contracted to provide a range of mainly face-to-face local interventions to support the national HIV prevention interventions of the partnership. All LDPs worked with either gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM) and / or African people - the two groups most at risk of HIV infection in England. Our role is to co-ordinate the monitoring of all direct contact interventions delivered across England from April 2013 to March 2016. Our monitoring captured data on a range of interventions including 1-2-1 information and advice (commonly known as outreach); Group information and advice; Motivational interviewing; 1-2-1 therapeutic change / counselling; Group therapeutic change; Rapid (point of care) community HIV testing; and self-sampling for HIV testing.

To do this we developed and refined an online reporting system which we made available online at www.HPEmonitoring.org.uk. At the end of each quarter, all data submitted by LDPs was compiled and fed back to the HPE partnership and its funders, and at the end of each financial year a summary report for the year was released. All HPE monitoring reports are available to download below.

This project consolidates our understandings of the value of face-to-face HIV health promotion and provides a comprehensive overview of activities undertaken across England and their likely impact. The data was used to manage the contracts of local delivery partners and best practice from the most successful approaches were explored and learning shared amongst organisations, therby building capacity in the sector. This project will also help to demonstrate whether the HIV Prevention England project is providing value for money for the government and which approaches have been most successful for future commissioning.

Key contact: Peter Weatherburn

HIV Prevention England is funded by Public Health England and managed by Terrence Higgins Trust.