The current national HIV prevention programme contract ends on Saturday 31 July 2021. The HPE team would like to extend our thanks to all our colleagues across the HIV sector who have supported us between 2016 and 2021, especially our local activation partners.
Please note from Sunday 1 August 2021 the HPE resources portal will be unavailable, and the HPE and It Starts With Me websites and social media channels will remain online but dormant until the new contract is awarded.
A message from Public Health England: New National HIV Prevention Programme tender
Over the past five years, HIV Prevention England has contributed to efforts to reduce HIV transmission by improving awareness of combination HIV prevention and increasing access to HIV testing through a number of different initiatives, ensuring that more people in England are aware of their HIV status. This contribution has supported the UK government’s continued commitment to end new transmissions of HIV in England by 2030.
PHE has now published the tender for the National HIV Prevention Programme 2021-24 via the procurement system Atamis, and with an intended contract start date of Monday 1 November 2021.
The components of the National HIV Prevention Programme 2021-24 are:
- Deliver ‘always on’ health promotion activity in addition to an agreed number of health promotion campaigns and interventions each year, using a range of different types of media including digital and social media.
- Provision of relevant information materials, using simple and appropriate language on a variety of accessible media including print and digital, aimed at the target groups.
- With the endorsement and approval of local authorities, work alongside local HIV prevention activities in order to reinforce work undertaken.
- Provide support to the broader HIV and STI prevention sector (or organisations who work with people most at risk of HIV) in terms of developing local effective practice and knowledge and supporting the development of skills, capacity and leadership.
- Prepare regular briefings and summaries of the learnings as part of a strategic approach to dissemination and sharing of promising practice with the wider HIV prevention community.
We would like to extend our thanks to Terrence Higgins Trust and their partners for delivery of the National HIV Prevention Programme, as ‘HIV Prevention England,’ from 2016-21.
For any queries that cannot be addressed via Atamis, please get in touch with Katie Neate – Programme Manager for HIV Prevention ([email protected])