2015 finalists

We are delighted to announce the finalists of the UK Sexual Health Awards 2015!

In addition to the nominated awards, two elected awards of excellence will be presented on the night for:

  • Parliamentarian of the year
  • Lifetime Achievement Award

The winners for each category will be announced at the awards ceremony on Friday 6 March.

​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, 'You’d rather be safe than sorry’, SEX Factor Competition
  • Luke Alexander, Saving Lives
  • Claudia Carvell, Lesbian and Gay Foundation, Sexpression Manchester, freelance writer 
  • 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, Diva Creative and 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 & Diva Creative
  • #SameSexSRE: Call for age appropriate LGBT inclusive SRE to be statutory in all English schools, Cliff Joannou (QX Magazine with National AIDS Trust).

​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 Wellbeing and Ms Lindsey Cox, Service Manager Commissioning – Integrated Wellbeing Service, Public Health 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 & NHS England - East Anglia Area Team
  • A forward plan for all sexual health and HIV screening services. Commissioned by: Blackpool's Health and Wellbeing Board Sexual Health and HIV action plan