Sexual Health: Adults

  • Community engagement within an HIV Needs Assessment and Involving Clinical Staff in an HIV Needs Assessment for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and NHS Lothian (2012-2013) Gay, bisexual and men who have sex with men are the community group most at risk of acquiring HIV in Scotland. TASC have designed and facilitated a community engagement process branded as FAQ Scotland, engaging with men online and via telephone interviews to ascertain views and experiences on sex, relationships and sexual health. TASC also facilitated a second strand of work within the Needs Assessment by interviewing clinical staff across both Health Boards involved in service delivery. This project is on-going more at
  • Web resource development Sandyford Initiative for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. (2010) TASC has supported key staff in the development of text for a refreshed sexual health information site.
  • An evaluation of the Equal social marketing campaign for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, NHS Lanarkshire and NHS Ayrshire and Arran (2007). Equal has a concern for fostering good sexual health and wellbeing through raising awareness of STIs (including HIV) and promoting testing (smear testing, HIV testing) and the use of condoms. The evaluation explored the impact of the campaigns with the target audience - gay/bisexual men and lesbian/bisexual women - and the role of the project partners in development and delivery. The work also had a concern for ‘value for money’. Recommendations made informed the next phase of the work.
  • An evaluation of the HIV Comeback Tour for NHS Lothian (2006 - 08). The work has included 3 projects which over 2 years have seen TASC engage with gay/bisexual men about the campaign – both in terms of development of materials and evaluating responses to the campaign - and has included a process evaluation with all project partners.
  • A consultation on health information booklets for people with learning disabilities for NHS Health Scotland. There is an increasing recognition that people with learning disabilities require information about their health; including about their sexual health and wellbeing. Health Scotland commissioned TASC to undertake a consultation on three new draft booklets. The consultation examined content, language and design prior to their publication in order that we might best ascertain what adults with learning disabilities, parents/carers and health and social care professional think of the resource. Recommendations for changes in content, language and design were made.
  • An evaluation of the Changing the Focus conference for Healthy Gay Scotland (2006). The Changing the Focus event in June 2006 was seen as an opportunity to impact on current and future service responses to the sexual health of gay and bisexual men in Scotland. To assure quality and effectiveness of the event the Steering Group appointed TASC to work with project partners to report on how the event impacted on participants; how well the event was organised; and whether, overall, the conference met its stated aims and objectives, whilst also meeting expectations to be creative and innovative. During the evaluation process TASC engaged with delegates, speakers and facilitators, funders and event managers to capture learning.