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Sexually Transmissible Infections - Management course for GPs

Speciality Classification
General Practice ( GP ) / Family Medicine
30 minutes
Subject matter expert
eLearning for Healthcare
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This session gives learners an overview of the management of STIs in the GP context. This session was last reviewed by A Bhuiya and updated on 22/06/2013.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • List the important aspects of management of a patient with a diagnosed – or suspected – STI
  • Describe, for each of these aspects, the clinical priorities and how these are best carried out in general practice
  • List the sources for up-to-date clinical guidance
  • Identify the integrated nature of STI management in general practice

This session aims to help you understand and remember how to manage the patient who has been found to have a sexually transmissible infection.


Entry Requirements / Prerequisites

Before commencing this session you should:

  • Complete the preceding introductory sessions in the Sexual Health and Contraception module
Instructors / Speakers
Philippa Matthews,
General Practitioner

Dr Philippa Matthews (MBBS, FRCGP) is currently Primary Care Development Lead at the Africa Centre in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, working with a population with the highest prevalence of HIV in the world. Prior to this she was a GP in Kings Cross, London, and Sexual Health Clinical Lead for Islington.

She has developed and delivered sexual health training and written extensively about sexual health services in primary care, most recently authoring MEDFASH’s new HIV Testing in Practice (HIV TIPs) webtool to support GPs and practice nurses to increase HIV testing in this area.

Judith Mullineux,
Sexual Health in Practice Coordinator

Judith is project manager of the Sexual Health in Practice (SHIP) scheme in Birmingham and associate lecturer at Warwick Medical School, undertaking module leadership on the Post Graduate Award - Delivery of Sexual Health Care.

For many years Judith practiced as a nurse and health visitor in a variety of settings – hospitals, schools and primary care. After graduating from Birmingham University in 1988 and completing a masters degree in health promotion and education in 1994, Judith developed extensive experience in education, as an FE college lecturer and Open University Tutor. For the last 17 years she has worked as a health promotion specialist delivering and managing a wide range of diverse sexual health promotion initiatives, involving Theatre in Health Education (THE), peer education and NHS workforce development, across the Birmingham area.

Sexually Transmissible Infections - Management course for GPs
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Sexual health
Provider Type
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30 minutes
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