The Society of Sexual Health Advisers (SSHA) is pleased to announce a SSHA Study Day:
STI Partner Notification Study/Training Day: The Essentials
- Tuesday 27th February 10.00-16.15
- Unite the Union, Merchants Quay, Salford Quays, Salford M50 3SG
- £50.00 SSHA Members
- £60.00 Non members
Who is the day for?
The aim is to equip staff working in a Sexual Health setting with an understanding of how to undertake partner notification interviews and following up with clients to record and maximise outcomes.
People who will find this day useful will include those who undertake a Sexual Health Adviser role using PN for sexual infections such as gonorrhoea, chlamydia, syphilis and blood borne virus such as HIV or an infectious hepatitis in their day to day work, or have to complete PN as part of their Nurse/HCA/Dr role.
The day is particularly suitable for those new to Partner Notification or those feeling they need a “refresher”.
What will the day cover?
The programme will be a mixture of interactive teaching, small group work and practice exercises and will look at:
The rationale, methods, process, evidence for effective PN including: Interview structure, building rapport using MI, taking an effective and accurate history, negotiating patient or provider referral, recording identifying information
How to find partners, methods of contacting partners, Provider referrals via the Internet, managing difficulties with provider referral
The course is run by experienced Sexual Health Advisers on behalf of SSHA
A second training study day will follow on Tuesday 23rd April which will focus on HIV and hepatitis partner notification, ethics, laws and guidelines with time to look at some complex ethical cases