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Joint BASHH–FSRH conference
  1. Claire Dewsnap1,2,
  2. Ulrike Sauer3,
  3. Ceri Evans4
  1. 1 Genitourinary Medicine, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Sheffield, UK
  2. 2 British Association for Sexual Health and HIV, London, UK
  3. 3 Brent Contraceptive service, Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
  4. 4 HIV/GUM, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Claire Dewsnap, Genitourinary Medicine, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Sheffield S10 2JF, UK; claire.dewsnap1{at}nhs.net

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The annual joint meeting brings together the BASHH and the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health (FSRH) at the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) in central London. It takes place amid the winter sales on Oxford Street and attracts 300 delegates and a waiting list every year. Joint commissioning of STI and contraception has driven demand for integrated services and joint professional development. The usual format is 12 lectures of no more than 30 min each, ideally with time for questions. In 2019, the conference comprised a contraception stream, a sexually transmitted infections stream, complex care in contraception and innovative care including e-testing. BASHH and FSRH standards for remote and online providers of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services were presented. The programme is developed through collaborative working across both organisations. The feedback from this event is always positive, with 70% of delegates rating the event ‘excellent’. Delegates highlighted the opportunities for networking, the range of clinical topics covered …

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