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.
TRAINING 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
4 RACGP QI&CPD points (category 2) are applicable on successful completion of this course.
ACRRM approved for 2 PDP Core points.
This program will reach the following regions:
- Murray Mallee Region
- Lower North
- Mid North & Yorke Peninsula
- Port Augusta
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.
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 on 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