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Bacterial Special Interest Group Outputs: Provision of digital educational resources for Microscopy of STIs and Position Statement on inappropriate testing and treatment
  1. Suneeta Soni1,
  2. Catherine A Ison2
  1. 1Claude Nicol Centre, Brighton, University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust, Brighton, UK
  2. 2Bacterial Special Interest Group of BASHH, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Suneeta Soni; suneeta.soni{at}

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The Bacterial Special Interest Group (BSIG) was founded to promote communication between all healthcare professionals with an interest in bacterial STIs working in sexual health. A range of activities undertaken by the BSIG includes production1 2 and reviewing guidelines and presentations at educational events. Here we showcase two recent projects.

Provision of educational resources for microscopy of STIs has been a focus of the BSIG, with the 1-day course, which has been running for over 25 years and the publication of a laboratory manual in 2001 and subsequently a DVD in 2009. Conversion of the content of the manual and DVD into a more accessible format is now complete and a responsive website (, accessible through a browser) and app (BSIG Micro on Apple App Store/Play Store), available on a tablet or phone, were launched in March …

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  • Correction notice This article has been corrected since it was first published. The title has been amended and the affiliation of Catherine A Ison has been updated.

  • Contributors SS and CAI contributed equally to the writing of the manuscript. SS led the work and wrote the section on the position statement, and CAI coedited and wrote the section on the development of the website/app.

  • Competing interests None declared.

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

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