Joseph Patrick McCormick
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Speaking to PinkNews Tory Vice Chair and MP for Finchley and Golders Green, Mike Freer said during a debate this evening Public Health Minister Jane Ellison announced new spending for HIV prevention.
A new £500,000 innovation fund was unveiled, which has been administered by Public Health England (PHE), and will allow small organisations to bid for funding of up to £50,000.
Noting that the campaign for was supported by Labour MP Ben Bradshaw and fellow Tory Nigel Evans, Mr Freer said another £300,000 pot, consisting of £150,000 from PHE to match £150,000 given by the Elton John AIDS Foundation would be used to help reduce late diagnoses of HIV.
As well as the extra funding, it was also revealed that the 56 Dean Street Clinic will be used as a model for clinics across the country, given its “innovative approach to technology”. Mr Freer said the clinic demonstrated that it was “more about well being, rather than just treating symptoms”.
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