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Impact of the Sexually Transmitted Infections Foundation course on the knowledge of family planning nurses and doctors
  1. C Melville,
  2. A Bigrigg,
  3. R Nandwani
  1. The Sandyford Initiative, 2-6 Sandyford Place, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G3 7NB, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr Catriona Melville;

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There has been convergence of genitourinary medicine and reproductive healthcare services in the United Kingdom to produce “one stop sexual health clinics” such as the Sandyford Initiative in Glasgow.1–,3 As part of service development a number of educational initiatives such as the Sexually Transmitted Infection Foundation (STIF) course have been initiated to ensure that minimum skills and competencies are obtained. Training programmes such as the STIF course coordinated by the Medical Society for the Study of Venereal Diseases (MSSVD) play a vital part in providing staff with the education required to competently extend their roles. The first Scottish …

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