The Conservative Party has launched a review of sexual health services and appointed a new head of policy to lead the investigation.
Dr David Bull will lead the review along with shadow health minister and qualified nurse Anne Milton.
Dr Bull will stand down as the parliamentary candidate for the Brighton Pavilion constituency in order to lead the review.
Shadow Health Secretary Andrew Lansley said: ‘The Conservative Party is determined to make public health policy central to dealing with health policy overall and sexual health is a significant part of that.
‘It will be a challenge, but Dr. Bull’s medical expertise makes him well qualified to fulfil this task. His involvement is in keeping with our pledge to found our health policies on a robust evidence-base.’
Dr Bull said: ‘I have long been concerned about the spiralling rates of sexual diseases in the UK, particularly amongst young people. It is essential that we find policy solutions to tackle this growing problem before it is too late.’