This section provides sources of information on a range of guidelines for healthcare professionals dealing with sexual health and reproductive medicine.
Clinical Queries can be emailed to senior staff at Chalmers and should be answered within 48 hours:
Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare
The website covers all aspects of contraception and reproductive health:
It has a section covering Current Clinical Guidance:
The UKMEC is also available from this website:
There is a section for Careers and Training in Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare:
There is also a section with Recertification Information:
ISD- Information Service Division
The Information Services Division (ISD) is a division of National Services Scotland, part of NHS Scotland. ISD provides health information, health intelligence, statistical services and advice that support the NHS in progressing quality improvement in health and care and facilitates robust planning and decision making.
ISD have current National Statistics for many topics including:
RefHelp is designed to help GPs and other clinicians make the best possible referrals within Lothian. The aim is that all specialties within Lothian, which accept referrals, will have a page of up to date information about their service.
British Association of Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH)
Guidelines for the management of specific STIs can be found on the BASHH website.
Current Guidelines include the following topics:
Systemic Presentation and Complications
UK Guideline for the use of HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Following Sexual Exposure, 2015:
BASHH have a section for Training and Careers:
There is a section specifically for Primary Care:
Nurses and Health Advisers:
Patient Information on the following clinical conditions:
HIV and AIDS
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
Guidelines relevant to Sexual and Reproductive Health include:
- Improving the uptake of Hepatitis B screening and vaccination in at-risk groups attending the sexual health service
- Hepatitis B and C testing
- Sexually transmitted infections and under-18 conceptions: prevention
- Contraceptive services for under 25s
- HIV testing: increasing uptake in black Africans
- HIV testing: increasing uptake in men who have sex with men
- Long-acting reversible contraception
- New NICE public health guidance to reduce unwanted pregnancies
Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG)
The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) works to improve health care for women everywhere, by setting standards for clinical practice, providing doctors with training and lifelong learning, and advocating for women’s health care worldwide.