Now What?

Now What?

Key report findings:

  • The evidence of peer support, the benefits for people living with HIV, for the NHS and social care, and for the system are clear. We now need action to ensure peer support services in HIV are retained, and those at risk of closure, safeguarded
  • Government should send clear signals to local government and health services about the value of Peer to Peer support in sustainably improving outcomes in HIV
  • Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships should address HIV services and peer support within their plans
  • Local Authorities and Clinical Commissioning Groups should be given a clear mandate to commission HIV peer support services, as they do with other long-term conditions
  • GPs and other healthcare providers should promote access to peer support through social prescribing
  • Where peer support has been decommissioned it should be funded and reinstated as a priority
  • The local community of people living with HIV should be involved in developing and delivering these services
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