Lincolnshire Integrated Sexual Health(LiSH) rated as 'Outstanding' by Lincolnshire County Council

Posted on: 19th September 2019

Lincolnshire Integrated Sexual Health Service (LiSH) has been rated as 'Outstanding' by Lincolnshire County Council (LCC), who commissions the service.

The report from LCC, published on 9 September 2019 highlights the following categories as ‘Outstanding’ including: ‘Assessment and Support Planning,’ Safeguarding and Protection from Abuse,’ and ‘Clinical Effectiveness.’

This annual review has evidenced good practice within the LiSH service as well as the outstanding feedback regarding staff and clinical care. It also exemplifies the hard work undertaken to engage with partners, especially with regards to young people and outreach to communities and organisations. This includes extensive engagement with hard to reach areas and vulnerable people in addition to the work that has been developed around the mobile unit visiting schools around Lincolnshire.

Cheryl Kern, matron for specialist services at Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust (LCHS), who manages the LiSH service said: “I am absolutely delighted that the Lincolnshire Integrated Sexual Health Service has been rated as ‘Outstanding’ by our commissioners, Lincolnshire County Council. This is a reflection of the hard work and dedication put in by every single member of the LiSH team. This builds on the ‘Outstanding’ rating LCHS received from the Care Quality Commission last September and I could not be more proud of my team.”

LiSH, which is run by Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust, provides confidential and non-judgmental advice, testing and treatment for all aspects of sexual health, including contraception. The central booking line (01522 309309) can be used to book appointments at any of Lincolnshire's sexual health clinics, from 8am-7.30pm Monday to Thursday, or 8am-4.30pm on Fridays.  To access the online booking system and for further information about the service, including chlamydia screening, safer sex and the C-Card scheme, visit

You can also follow the dedicated sexual health social media pages on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook @LCHSSexHealth