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- GUM services
- risk profiles
- service development
- law ethics
- sexual health
- reproductive health
Nurse-delivered, consultant-led sexual health services are viewed by UK clinicians and commissioners as cost-effective service models that could widen access to sexual healthcare. Nurse-delivered care has a long tradition within sexual and reproductive health (SRH), while more recently there has been considerable advancement of the nursing role in genitourinary medicine settings and within primary care, prompted, in England at least, by the National Strategy for Sexual Health & HIV1 and heavily supported by the Department of Health.2
However, there are insufficient nurses within the current NHS workforce with the appropriate training and clinical competence to deliver independent sexually transmitted infection (STI) and SRH care. Although family planning courses and …
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