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Southern and Murrumbidgee LHD Teleconference with STIPU

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Southern and Murrumbidgee LHD Teleconference with STIPU

  1. 1. NSW STI Programs Unit UPDATE May 2011 Southern & Murrumbidgee LHD
  2. 2. Organisational Setting Esther Chau - part time - administration support ADVISORY GROUP SESIH Financial and Business management NSW AIDB Funding and strategic direction Head Dr Chris Bourne Project Manager Publicly Funded Sexual Health Service Leng Boonwaat A/Manager Carolyn Murray Project Manager General Practice Carolyn Murray Project Manager HIV/STI Health Promotion Resource Liz Story NSW Sexual Health Information Line Margy Ewing NSW Sexual Health Website NSW Sexual Health Medical Directors Group Project Manager STI Contact Tracing and GP Research Programs Leanne Burton
  3. 3. WORKING WITH GENERAL PRACTICE <ul><li>Support sexual health service provision by GPs by ensuring access to education and training programs . </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Practice Nurse STI training program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Active Learning Module for GPs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Think GP training- GP STI testing tool </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Direct advertising to GPs </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. WORKING WITH GENERAL PRACTICE <ul><li>Support sexual health service provision by GPs by ensuring ready access to information and education resources. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>GP STI Testing tool </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Practice Nurse Postcard ‘s </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Contributing to revision 7 th RACGP Prevention Care (Red Book) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fact sheets and website </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Other resources </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. WORKING WITH GENERAL PRACTICE MASTER CLASS “ SEX...NEED A HAND” <ul><li>3 Improve communication of Area Health Service referral pathways and options available to GPs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Core business statement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Partnerships with RACGP, GPNSW and ASHM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Practice Nurse Conference </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. HEALTH PROMOTION RESOURCE PROJECT Increase general awareness of STIs, including the asymptomatic nature of many and the range of prevention strategies to reduce the transmission of STI, including condom use with new and casual partners.
  7. 7. ACTIVITIES FOR 2011 <ul><li>NSW HIV/STI Education campaign extenders </li></ul><ul><ul><li>TAFE campaign </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sydney Festival: opportunistic advertising, condom distribution </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Social Research </li></ul><ul><ul><li>barriers & facilitators to STI testing in young people </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>new media & sexual health information for young people </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Social Marketing Training </li></ul><ul><li>SMS & STIPU MAIL </li></ul>
  8. 8. ACTIVITIES FOR 2011 <ul><li>Sexual Health Week </li></ul><ul><li>World AIDS Day: HIV Is Still Here </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Community Grants Training in HIV Discrimination </li></ul></ul>
  9. 12. PUBLICLY FUNDED SEXUAL HEALTH SERVICES PROJECT <ul><li>1. Improving access to sexual health clinics for priority populations </li></ul><ul><li>Snapshot of SHS data across NSW </li></ul><ul><li>Priority Populations Calculator </li></ul><ul><li>Review of population health knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>and skills http://wdp.org.au </li></ul><ul><li>Triage training http://stiprojects.info/triagecourse </li></ul><ul><li>Social media discussion paper </li></ul>
  10. 13. PUBLICLY FUNDED SEXUAL HEALTH SERVICES PROJECT <ul><li>2. Strengthen local partnerships with general practice </li></ul><ul><li>Core business statements for SHS, GPs and Public Health Units </li></ul><ul><li>Discussions with Medical Directors, HPOs and Sexual Health Counsellors re: how STIPU can help PFSHS support GPs </li></ul><ul><li>Work with laboratories to add referral notes to STI test results </li></ul>
  11. 14. PUBLICLY FUNDED SEXUAL HEALTH SERVICES PROJECT <ul><li>3. Promote best practice standards within publicly funded sexual health services </li></ul><ul><li>Secretariat to Senior Nurse Technical Group </li></ul><ul><ul><li>NSW SOP / clinical guidelines / standing orders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sexual Health Nursing Course </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support ASHHNA re: sexual health competencies </li></ul></ul><ul><li>STI Project register </li></ul><ul><li>STIPU Website </li></ul><ul><li>Secretariat to NSW SH Medical Directors </li></ul>
  12. 15. STI CONTACT TRACING & GP RESEARCH <ul><li>GP Research - To support the development of research into general practice STI testing </li></ul><ul><li>Key Project </li></ul><ul><li>University of Western Sydney researchers </li></ul><ul><li>Conducting a process and impact evaluation of STIPU resources for GPs and Practice Nurses </li></ul><ul><li>Process </li></ul><ul><ul><li>how the resources were planned, delivered and received by the target audience, </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Impact </li></ul><ul><ul><li>what outcomes were achieved and the extent to which the GP Project aims were achieved. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Consult individuals & stakeholders through online surveys, interviews and focus groups. </li></ul>
  13. 16. STI CONTACT TRACING & GP RESEARCH <ul><li>STI Contact Tracing - To strengthen contact tracing measures across the state including Sexual Health Services and General Practice </li></ul><ul><li>Key Project Areas </li></ul><ul><li>Promotion, distribution and in some cases development of Contact Tracing Resources for General Practice </li></ul><ul><li>Supporting Publicly Funded Sexual Health Clinic </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Update of Contact Tracing SOP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exploration of Contact Tracing Quality Assurance Activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supporting clinics in providing STI education to general practice </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Participating and contributing to the review of NSW Contact Tracing Guidelines for STI and BBV policy directive </li></ul>
  14. 17. STI CONTACT TRACING & GP RESEARCH
  15. 21. NSW SEXUAL HEALTH INFOLINE <ul><li>Aims: </li></ul><ul><li>To educate and promote the sexual health of the community. </li></ul><ul><li>To facilitate efficient use of public funded sexual health clinics. </li></ul><ul><li>Staffed by team of 4 nurses: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>sexual health clinical experience (CNS) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Phone line training </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Computerised database and web based resources. </li></ul><ul><li>Database of SHC business hours and skill mix. </li></ul>
  16. 22. NSW SEXUAL HEALTH INFOLINE <ul><li>2009/2010: 6, 200 calls in NSW </li></ul><ul><li>GSAHS: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>86 community calls </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>21 health professionals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>5 doctors, 9 nurses, 7 allied health </li></ul></ul></ul>
  17. 23. <ul><li>Provide triage and administration support (freecall </li></ul><ul><li>transfer). </li></ul><ul><li>Info and support to STI contacts/partners. </li></ul><ul><li>Extend clinical support: new GPs, doctors and nurses, allied </li></ul><ul><li>health staff. </li></ul><ul><li>Training courses –schools, TAFE, uni, allied health, GP </li></ul><ul><li>Commercial outlets-entertainment, fashion, hair and beauty, </li></ul><ul><li>pharmacies, tourism </li></ul><ul><li>Business schools-trades, mining, industry. </li></ul><ul><li>Add to media releases. </li></ul><ul><li>Outreach to youth, aboriginal, welfare and corrective </li></ul><ul><li>services. </li></ul>NSW SEXUAL HEALTH INFOLINE HOW CAN WE HELP YOU?
  18. 24. www.stipu.nsw.gov.au/shil
  19. 25. <ul><li>Discussion </li></ul><ul><li>What have been your experiences with triage and priority populations? </li></ul><ul><li>How can SLHD help support General Practice to undertake contact tracing within the work the clinic currently undertakes with GPs? </li></ul><ul><li>How are social marketing techniques/tools currently used in SLHD in activities that you develop? Can these be further enhanced? </li></ul>
  20. 36. Fact sheets
  21. 37. Core Business Statement
  22. 38. Core Business cont ’
  23. 39. Mail out to GPs 1 & 2
  24. 40. Getting STIs on the Agenda <ul><li>MEDICAL UPDATE Dr Chris Bourne , Head, New South Wales Sexually Transmissible Infections Programs Unit, and Senior Staff Specialist, Sydney Sexual Health Centre, Sydney Hospital…supported by New South Wales STI Programs Unit. To obtain a copy of the STI testing tool please visit: http://www.stipu.nsw.gov.au/ click on highlights </li></ul>
  25. 45. Website banners
  26. 46. Special Feature
  27. 47. Self collection of specimens
  28. 48. DRAFT REVIEW <ul><li>Aboriginal and </li></ul><ul><li>Torres strait islander </li></ul><ul><li>Communities </li></ul><ul><li>PLWHA </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Slide 3 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>

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