Sexual health in pharmacies

Course description:

The aim of this programme is to equip pharmacy professionals and their teams with the knowlwedge, skills and confidence to deliver high-quality, person-centred sexual health services.

On completion of all aspects of this learning programme you should be able to:

  • describe the role and responsibilities of pharmacies in providing sexual health services in the context of national and local policies and applying current relevant guidance
  • access local and national sexual health data to understand service gaps
  • map and make links with your local sexual health network and referral pathways to ensure seamless client care
  • train your staff to respond confidently and appropriately to the sexual health needs of clients
  • create a welcoming, non-judgemental, supportive environment for sexual health consultations
  • carry out client-centred consultations to meet client needs, balancing the need for confidentiality with safeguarding considerations and identifying warning signs of child sexual exploitation and relationship abuse
  • take an accurate and purposeful sexual history and identify risks and symptoms/situations requiring referral
  • list risk factors, signs, symptoms, consequences and treatment options for relevant STIs, how to test for them and what to do with the results, including your role in partner notification (PN)
  • promote advice on minimising risk and safer sex at every opportunity
  • develop a standard operating procedure for your sexual health service.

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