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Recent initiatives

Recent initiatives

This page contains details of a range of MEDFASH initiatives which included training, online resources and publications.

Please click on each link for further information and also visit our Publications pages.

 Public health budget cuts survey

MEDFASH conducted a survey on the impact of Government cuts to local authority public health budgets.

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 National clinical audit of HIV / STI feasibility study

MEDFASH worked with Public Health England (PHE), the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) and the British HIV Association (BHIVA) to conduct a one-year feasibility study exploring and evaluating the design of a future national clinical audit of healthcare for HIV, chlamydia, gonorrhoea, and syphilis.

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 Making it work: a guide to whole system commissioning for sexual health, reproductive health and HIV services

Public Health England (PHE) has published a guide to the commissioning of sexual health, reproductive health, and HIV services. MEDFASH worked as PHE's project delivery agent to develop this guide.

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Standards for the management of sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

MEDFASH worked with BASHH to produce revised and updated standards, now published.

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 Sexual Health & HIV policy EUROBulletin

A monthly round-up of selected pan-European policy developments, evidence updates and resources across the field of HIV and sexual and reproductive health. Now provided by NAM aidsmap.

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 Sexual Health & HIV policy eBulletin

A monthly eBulletin on key developments in public health, the NHS and local government of relevance for sexual health and HIV. Sign up for the eBulletin. Now provided by the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare.

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 Sexual Health in Practice (SHIP)

Interactive, practical, peer-led training for GPs and practice nurses, which was rolled out in a number of areas of London.

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Quality training in sexual and reproductive healthcare

MEDFASH worked with the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare  (FSRH) on a project to develop new pathways of education in sexual and reproductive healthcare.

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HIV testing in practice (HIV TIPs)

We developed an online tool, HIV TIPs, to help general practice overcome barriers to HIV testing.

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 Optimising Testing and Linkage to Care for HIV across Europe (OptTEST by HiE)

MEDFASH was a partner in the OptTest by HiE project which is co-funded by the Consumers, Health and Food Executive Agency (CHAFEA) under the EU Public Health Programme. The project started in July 2014 and will finish in June 2017.

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 Halve It campaign and local engagement

On behalf of Halve It, we managed a project to develop engagement at local level in the drive to halve rates of undiagnosed HIV and late HIV diagnosis.

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MEDFASH closure

MEDFASH closed in December 2016. This website is not being updated. 

For details of where our current publications and resources have transferred to, click here