This session addresses key issues for any general practice providing sexual health services including: an understanding of the clinical significance of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) & how they might present in general practice; STI testing & management guidelines; appreciation of the value and role of the sexual health risk assessment in general practice and an opportunity to develop an approach to sexual history-taking appropriate to general practice.
This session provides up-to-date information on the clinical significance of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) & how they might present in general practice; an opportunity to practise taking swabs; patterns of STI risk and their relevance to clinical practice; benefits and limitations of condom use; STI testing & management guidelines and other resources to take back to the surgery.
This session helps practice nurses develop the skills and confidence to make sexual health risk assessment a regular part of their practice. It provides nurses with a sexual history risk assessment framework that works; an opportunity to practise using the framework; and resources to take back to the surgery.
(Practice staff are eligible to attend post-entry-level training once entry-level training is completed.)
‘A significant proportion of people who are diagnosed late with HIV had been in contact with a health professional in the preceding year with symptoms which, in retrospect, were likely to be HIV. Many of these patients will be presenting to their GPs (CMO 2007).
This session provides clinicians with the following: up-to-date evidence of national and local epidemiological trends in HIV; compelling evidence of the advantages of diagnosing HIV in general practice; discussion of real life approaches to HIV testing and diagnosis in primary care; procedures and resources to support ‘normalising’ of HIV testing in general practice; strategies to recognise HIV clinical indicator conditions as they present in general practice.
This training will be run over two half-days. The course is aimed at practice nurses who have already attended SHIP entry level training and who require a contraception update. Nurses will gain a basic update on all contraceptive methods, including LARC, as well as pregnancy testing and an overview of referral pathways for abortion.