STIF Sexual Health Advising Competency

STIF SHA Competency
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STIF SHA Competency
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The STIF Sexual Health Advising Competency Training and Assessment training is now available.

Until now there have been limited options for acquiring Health Adviser specific qualifications or competencies. The development of the STIFIntermediate Competency module has given an opportunity for Sexual Health nurses to undertake relevant competencies pertinent to their practice and this model has now been adapted to the specific needs of SHAs.

Working with the Society for Sexual Health Advisers (Sexual Health Advising) who had developed a competency framework in 2013, STIF has produced this clinical training package to train and assess the knowledge and competence of healthcare professionals working as Sexual Health Advisers in Level 3 GUM services or in Integrated GUM/CASH services. It culminates in accreditation and certification with BASHH through 'The STI Foundation'. The trainee will be registered on the STIF Competency database. A revalidation process is required every 5 years to maintain registration.

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