People with sexually transmitted infections will now receive treatment from one “unified” service.

North West London Contraception and Sexual Health Service is responsible for delivering care across Harrow, Brent, Ealing and Hillingdon.

The new service called “One” consolidates these areas under one roof taking a “unified approach to contraception and sexual health” and could mean moving hospital services “out into the community”.

The service is also heavily investing in postal test kits and is partnering with sexual health charities, Brook and the Terrence Higgins Trust.

Last year, over 12,000 sexually transmitted infections were treated in Harrow, Brent, Ealing and Hillingdon, with one in four of all sexually transmitted infections in the UK originating in London.

The most common infections are chlamydia, gonorrhoea, genital herpes and syphilis. The number of people with HIV remains low with the once fatal condition now managed by drugs.

Lead sexual health consultant, Gary Brook, said: “It makes sense to offer a ‘one stop’ service for people which is convenient and discreet.

“We’re asking people to use condoms to protect themselves and respect others. It’s the most effective way of safeguarding against sexually transmitted infections.”

Mr Brook added: “The most important thing to remember is that sexually transmitted infections are all treatable so the sooner you seek treatment, the quicker we can put things right.”

Anyone concerned about STIs can get advice and treatment via