ASHM Report Back
Clinical posts from members and guests of the Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM) from various international medical and scientific conferences on HIV, AIDS, viral hepatitis, and sexual health.
Sexual Health Day 2 "The One Stop Shop"
Professor Mark Hayter University of Hull
"Stronger Than The Sum Of Our Whole"
- The one stop shop can be a great opportunity to offer comprehensive care for clients with multiple needs.
- Great chance to consider combining sexual health and reproductive health, sexual health and drug and alcohol services.
- Colocation within schools may be useful and a great chance to "be where the market is". Evidence points to importance of need for concominnent quality sexual health education as well as branding as "health" service rather than "sexual health " service to reduce stigma.
- May not apply to all markets, ie gay men appear to prefer traditional GUM/Sexual Health services.
My question is, isn't the GP in the perfect position for this? I wonder if there are GP's similar to myself who feel strongly to be able to step up and provide these levels of services.
Currently this reflects my own practice however I wonder if there are other GP's who have similar passions.
Will these services limit communication between teams and loss of some patients to primary care?