SHIP – Sexual Health in Practice training sessions

Sexual Health in Practice (SHIP) training is interactive, practical & peer-led training in sexual health, appropriate for all GPs, not just for those with a particular interest.

  • Do you want to learn quick simple strategies to assess your patients’ sexual health risk?
  • Find out why the use of speculae is plummeting!
  • Are you all too aware of the reasons NOT to offer an HIV test?
  • Do you worry about how to bring up the topic out of the blue?

SHIP training has been shown to change clinical practice and improve sexual health outcomes for patients. The sessions were designed and are taught by GPs, who understand the complexities, challenges and pragmatic approach of general practice. The content is based on the latest available evidence, and is tailored for the GP setting.

We will help you become confident in sexual health risk assessment and make meaningful changes to your clinical practice!

There are 2 sessions for GPs, you will need to have attended session 1 prior to attending session 2.

To download the information PDF for this course click here

Session 1: Key issues in sexual health for GPs – Thursday 12th September 12:30-17:00`

  • Update on STIs and testing in primary care, including which swabs to use and when
  • When to and how to bring up sexual health in GP consultations
  • Rapid sexual health risk assessment tailored for the GP consultation
  • Management of STIs in the GP setting, including partner notification guidance
  • Resources to take back to your surgery

To find out more or book click here

Session 2: HIV and viral hepatitis update – Thursday 19th September 

  • Up-to-date evidence of national and local trends
  • Evidence of the advantages of diagnosing HIV & viral hepatitis in the GP setting
  • Support for ‘normalising’ HIV testing and viral hepatitis in primary care

(You need to have done Session 1 to book on Session 2)

To find out more or book click here

The final round of this SHIP training for GPs is in October 2019 and now available for booking, the content is the same as the September sessions.