The LGF wins Greater Manchester Sexual Health Network Award!

Publish Date: 16/10/2013

The awards ceremony took place on Friday 11th October 2013 and marked 10 years of the Greater Manchester Sexual Health Network. There were 10 award categories including ‘Excellence in Commissioning’ and ‘Sexual Health Hero or Heroine’.

Our poster aims to raise awareness, including the possible symptoms, of Gonorrhoea among gay and bisexual men, as well as promoting early and regular testing by using a short tagline ‘Gonorrhoea. Hard to spell. Easy to catch’.

Delegates attending the awards included health professionals, CVS representatives and public health staff. The ‘Best Poster’ award was presented by Emile Morgan, Clinical Director for ALW/Bolton, Neil Jenkinson, GMSHN Director and David Regan, DPH Manchester. 

Comments on the poster included “Simple graphic – clear message”; “Clear, easy to understand – communicates message best” and “Not a fear based campaign”.

Rob Cookson, Director of Business Development for The LGF comments on winning the accolade; “The recent rise in Gonorrhoea rates highlights the importance of having a programmatic approach to reducing sexually transmitted infections, most of which disproportionately affect gay and bisexual men.

He goes onto say; “Winning an award from peers within the sexual health field is always an honour, and it is a credit to the creativity and dedication of staff and volunteers at The Lesbian & Gay Foundation.”

Our 'Gonorrhoea. Hard to spell. Easy to catch’ campaign information can be viewed at www.lgf.org.uk/hardtospell.

We'd love to hear your thoughts on the campaign! Email us at men@lgf.org.uk; or tweet us @lgfoundation.