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'Education Hour’: online sexual health continuing professional development during the COVID-19 pandemic provides opportunities and inclusivity
  1. Aisling Moyle1,
  2. Sophie Ross1,
  3. Martin Jones2,
  4. Judith Zhou3,
  5. Colin Fitzpatrick1,
  6. Daniel Richardson1,4
  1. 1 Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, Brighton, Brighton and Hove, UK
  2. 2 Avenue House, Eastbourne District General Hospital, Eastbourne, East Sussex, UK
  3. 3 Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Worthing, West Sussex, UK
  4. 4 Brighton and Sussex Medical School, Brighton, Brighton, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Daniel Richardson, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, Brighton, UK; docdanielr{at}

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Sexual health services have continued to provide care for patients throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.1 Maintaining an engaged workforce has been challenging during the COVID-19 pandemic due to shielding, quarantining, experiencing redeployment, having unscheduled time off and concerns about COVID-19 transmission at work. We have previously shown that engaging clinicians in continuing professional development (CPD) improves work satisfaction and reduces unscheduled time off work.2 In July of 2020, we reintroduced a dedicated hour of live online sexual health education, ‘Education Hour’, using Microsoft teams …

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  • Handling editor Anna Maria Geretti

  • Contributors DR, AM and SR designed the study and collected and analysed the data. All authors contributed to the final manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.