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BASHH Doctors in Training
  1. Anna Hartley1,2,
  2. Daniel Richardson2,3,4
  1. 1Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK
  2. 2British Association for Sexual Health and HIV, Chester House, 68 Chestergate, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 6DY
  3. 3Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, Brighton, UK
  4. 4Brighton & Sussex Medical School, Brighton, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Anna Hartley, ST5 Genitourinary Medicine, Ambrose King Centre, Barts Health NHS Trust, London E1 1BB, UK; annahartley{at}hotmail.co.uk

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There are many opportunities for genitourinary medicine (GUM) specialist registrars (SpRs) to work with the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV BASHH. One such role is the Doctors in Training (DiT) representative on the BASHH Board. This two-year position is open to all GUM SpRs, provided they are BASHH members. The role includes membership of the Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board (JRCPTB) GUM Specialist Advisory Committee (SAC).

Disseminating information to trainees across the UK is a key role of the DiT representative. This involves sharing relevant information from meetings as well as other useful information such as upcoming courses, training and job opportunities. Dissemination happens via the BASHH regional DiT representatives. The BASHH DiT webpage and new twitter account (@bashh_trainees) are other channels for information.

Understanding how sexual health policies, such as changes to commissioning, affect GUM training enables training to be prioritised. In this way, the DiT representative acts as a voice …

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