It is always a privilege to listen to experts in their field
STIF course was very enjoyable and informative experience. It is always a privilege to listen to experts in their field. I also found it a useful opportunity to share experiences and gain insight from the other participants giving insight into the patients’ experience/journey – why they might be referred and when to refer.
As a newly qualified nurse working for a year in sexual health, I found the course helped me fill in gaps in my knowledge and give a deeper understanding of why we do what we do. I particularly found the dermatology skin/normal anatomy session useful, it helped me build confidence when examining patients and to go on to share this with colleagues and give reassurance and explanation to clients.
The Foundation course was very good, very informative and all the speakers were very knowledgeable and approachable.
I highly recommend
My name is Mauro. I worked in sexual health for 12 years. 7 of those I worked as an advanced nurse practitioner.
As part of my learning I completed STIF foundation training. Once I have completed this I continued with the STIF programme and completed STIF intermediate and STIF advanced. Once I have completed those I undertook and completed STIF integrated.
I was part of the pilot for STIF Health advising competency.
STIF training focuses on the day to day skills you need to assess patients.
Completing the STIF trainings allowed me to gain the knowledge to see patients with complex need.
The structure of the training, with the online lessons and the one to one supervision in clinic, is the ideal mix to learn and develop new skills.
The STI Training and Assessment programme is a workplace-based training package that I highly recommend to clinicians working in sexual health. It gave me the knowledge and the confidence to treat patients in a level 3 sexual health service.