The Lancet, Gender Equality, Norms, and Health Steering Committee, Published May 30, 2019
SHINE SA, March 2019
With rising national rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and in particular chlamydia, gonorrhoea and syphilis, it’s important that SHINE SA support those at the frontline of diagnosis and prevention – general practitioners. SHINE SA has recently been funded by Country SA PHN to deliver a program to support rural and regional health workers.
The Building Workforce Capacity in Sexual Health Program aims to help build capacity and skills around sexual health through education, personalised support and information.
Education and training will be offered in regional areas of South Australia and will focus on addressing the current syphilis outbreak and the ongoing chlamydia epidemic.
RAINING AND EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES
Through this program SHINE SA will provide opportunities for information, resources, education and training. These opportunities can be both formal and informal depending on needs.
This will include:
- evening education session/s (see below)
- webinar and case presentations
- personalised support including telephone advice
- information for health practices located in the region
- increasing access to formal certificate qualifications where relevant
SHINE SA is currently applying for RACGP QI/CPD points for the regional evening education sessions.
This program will reach the following regions:
- Murray Mallee Region
- Lower North
- Mid North & Yorke Peninsula
General practitioners, nurses and/or midwives, Aboriginal Health Practitioners and Aboriginal Health Workers in these regions are encouraged to express interest in receiving training from SHINE SA.
FREE! There is no cost for education and training for those eligible.
To express interest in this program please fill out the form here:
Expressions of Interest – Building Workforce Capacity in Sexual Health Program
You can also enrol in the free education sessions:
Sexually Transmitted Infections – Strategies For General Practice
These sessions will give an update of STIs focusing on the current syphilis outbreak and the ongoing chlamydia epidemic.
For any further questions please contact SHINE SA’s Program Lead: Edwina Jachimowicz via email
Murray Bridge – Sexually Transmitted Infections – Strategies for General Practice
Berri – Sexually Transmitted Infections – Strategies for General Practice
Expressions of Interest – Building Workforce Capacity in Sexual Health Program: Country South Australia
The Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM), 1 st March 2019
To mark Zero Discrimination Day, today ASHM has launched Removing Barriers, a new online learning tool for addressing stigma and discrimination in healthcare settings against people affected by HIV, hepatitis B or hepatitis C.
The Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM) received funding from the Australian Government Department of Health to address systemic barriers and stigma and discrimination to increase access to the health system by people at risk of or with hepatitis B, hepatitis C or HIV.
“Removing Barriers makes it everybody’s business to change what we say, change what we do and work together in removing the unacceptable barriers of stigma and discrimination across the health system.”
- SHINE SA Woodville and Davoren Park
Closed between Mon 24 Dec and Tues 1 January 2019
Reopening Wed 2 January 2019
- SHINE SA Noarlunga
Closed between Mon 24 Dec and Fri 4 January 2019
Reopening Mon 7 January 2019
- SHINE SA Hyde Street
Closed between Tues 25 December and Thurs 27 Dec
Reopening Wed 2 January 2019
Mon 24 December – open 9am-1pm GP appointments only, no Rapido Clinic
Fri 28 December – open 9am-1pm GP appointments only
- Sexual Healthline
Closed from Mon 24 Dec and will reopen on Wed 2 January 2019 at 9am
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Sonder, October 2018
In this education session, presenters Dr Dep Huynh, Ms Margery Milner and Mr Jeff Stewart will provide attendees with an update on the risk factors associated with Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) and the management options available.
The presenters will also provide information on liver cirrhosis tests and how to choose and initiate the most appropriate HCV treatment for patients.
- Identify and understand the risk factors for HCV screening;
- Perform correct diagnosis of chronic HCV using reflexive testing;
- Assess and manage patients for liver cirrhosis using non-invasive tests;
- Improve patient safety by choosing the most appropriate HCV treatment according to the patient’s characteristics and co-medications;
- Discuss and improve your understanding on how to initiate HCV treatment.
Dr Dep Huynh, Gastroentrologist & Staff Specialist at Queen Elizabeth Hospital,
Clinical Lecturer, University of South Australia
Margery Milner & Jeff Stewart, Nurses at Queen Elizabeth Hospital
6.30pm – 7.00pm Registration and dinner
7.00pm – 8.00pm Presentation by Dr Dep Huynh, Gastroentrologist & Staff Specialist at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Clinical Lecturer, University of South Australia8.00pm – 8.10pm Tea/coffee break
8.10pm – 9.10pm Presentation by Margery Milner & Jeff Stewart, Nurses at Queen Elizabeth Hospital
9.10pm – 9.30pm Questions, evaluation & close
RACGP QI & CPD Category 2, 4 Points
DATE AND TIME
Mon. 5 November 2018
6:15 pm – 9:30 pm ACDT
30/81 O’Connell Street
North Adelaide, SA 5006
This program is funded by the Adelaide Primary Health Network - an Australian Government initiative
SHINE SA, October 2018
Access to PEP after an eligible exposure to HIV is a medical emergency. Your response to patients presenting for PEP can support them in preventing a life-long infection with HIV.
A brief, online training module has been created to support health professionals to:
• Increase your understanding of PEP as an emergency presentation and vital HIV prevention measure
• Assist you in providing patients with optimal care and support when seeking PEP in the emergency setting
This course is designed for Medical Officers and Registered Nurses in hospital emergency departments and targeted primary care clinical and rural sites that hold PEP starter packs in South Australia.
- To register for the free PEP training module, please email us here with your name, position and workplace.
SA Health has contributed funds towards this program.