About us

Serving the East Midlands since 1987

East Midlands Sexual Health (EMSH) – formerly LASS Leicestershire AIDS Support Services) was set up in 1987 to provide support, information, advice and advocacy to people living with HIV/AIDS locally in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.


At our AGM in December 2018, following a consultation process with our service users, donors, commissioners, clinicians, trustees, members and volunteers voted to rebrand the organisation and commit some of our reserves to upgrade our building and infrastructure.

East Midlands Sexual Health (EMSH) will build on our original values, aims and mission, striving to work partnership and coproduction with individuals, communities and partners to raise awareness, reduce stigma and promote greater sexual health and wellbeing choices for everyone.



Alastair Hudson


Vinnie Kaur

Outreach and Partnerships Manager 

Lee Brooker

Support Worker

Wendy MacDonald


Paul Pearson

Business Development

Gurmit S

Digital Artist in Residence


Media Spokesperson


Patrick Bowe


Jo Chapman

Vice Chair 

Dr Matthew Page

Dr Lisa Thorley

Prof Rusi Jaspal


Leicester City Council: Lockdown restrictions in Leicester to be extended for at least two weeks

On 29 June Leicester City Council published the lockdown extension article.  It explains that people in Leicester and its outlying areas are to be asked to continue to follow stricter lockdown restrictions for at least two weeks, and non-essential shops will be asked to close.

This means the city’s bars, restaurants and hairdressers will not open on July 4 as planned, and shops that were allowed to open on 15 June will have to close again from today 30 June.

The latest figures obtained by the city council show that 3,216 Covid-19 cases have been confirmed in Leicester since the start of the epidemic. Of these, 944 cases were reported in the last two weeks. These figures include the number of patients and staff testing as positive in hospitals, known as Pillar 1 figures, and positive cases identified in testing centres, known as Pillar 2. The council did not previously have access to the Pillar 2 data, but this is now being provided on a weekly basis.

People in Leicester are being advised to stay at home if they can, to maintain two metre social distancing, ensure good hand hygiene and to strictly limit their contact with others from outside their own household.  Anyone who thinks they have symptoms should stay at home along with the rest of their household until they have been tested. Anyone who tests positive should stay at home for seven days, and members of their household should stay at home for 14 days.

please visit - www.leicestersexualhealth.nhs.uk

Tel: 0300 124 0102

For further Government advice, please visit Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance