Sexual Violence SIG

Sexual Violence SIG

SV Committee Members 2016

Chair
Deborah Wardle
Consultant in Genitourinary Medicine
Lead Clinical for Archway, Sexual Assault and Referral Centre
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
dwardle@nhs.net

Secretary
Rachel Caswell
Locum Consultant
Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham
rachelcaswell@nhs.net

Departing Chair
Rachel Sacks
Speciality Dr in GU/HIV
St. Mary's Hospital Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London

Previous Chair
Rageshri Dhairywan
Consultant in Sexual Health and HIV, Barking, Havering and Redbridge NHS Trust

FFLM Representative
Michelle Carroll
St Mary's SARC, Manchester

Daniela Brawley
Consultant in Sexual Health and HIV
Aberdeen Health Village, NHS Grampian

Charlotte Cohen
Consultant GU/HIV
Chelsea & Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Rimi Shah
Consultant in HIV/Gum and Head of Services for Barnet
Barnet and Royal Free Hospitals

Christine Donohue
Sexual Health Advisor
Locala (CIC), Bradford

Kate Shardlow
Speciality Dr Genitourinary Medicine, Forensic Medical Examiner and GP Essex

Katherine Coyne
Consultant in Sexual Health and HIV
Homerton University Hospital

Ali Mears
Consultant in Genitourinary Medicine and HIV
St Marys Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Emma McCarty
Consultant in GU Belfast HSCT and GUM clinical lead in The Rowan SARC

Praveen Javadeva
Consultant in SRH
Birmingham Women's Hospital
Birmingham

Lydia Hodson

Health Advisor
St. Mary's Hospital
Imperial



Responding to Domestic Abuse in Sexual Health Settings - February 2016

Patients experiencing domestic abuse (DA) commonly present in sexual health services and NICE* recommends routine enquiry (i.e. asking all patients about the experience of DA, regardless of any visible signs of abuse) to identify DA within these services.

Alternative approaches include case-based enquiry (i.e. asking all patients with risk indicators e.g. un-explained injuries, depression) or targeted enquiry (i.e. asking specific patient cohorts e.g. under 18s, commercial sex workers).

Whatever identification approach is used, it is crucial that enquiry and management of a disclosure is carried out safely. This necessitates departmental guidelines, a DA proforma, management flow chart with clear referral pathways to relevant services and role-appropriate initial DA training for staff with training updates and ongoing support and supervision.

The BASHH Sexual Violence group has produced ‘Responding to Domestic Abuse in Sexual Health Settings’ to support sexual health services who want to introduce DA enquiry.

*Domestic violence and abuse: multi-agency working. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) 2014

 


 

Completed Projects

  • Responding to Domestic Abuse in Sexual Health Settings February 2016
  • National survey of GUM/HIV provision of services for complainants of sexual violence
  • National Survey of GUM/HIV specialist trainees' experience and training needs in managing patients who have experienced sexual violence
  • Sexual Violence Training Day, BASHH Sexual Violence Group, Royal Society of Medicine, London. June 2013
  • Hot Topics in Safeguarding Adults and Children in Sexual Health & HIV, BASHH ASIG and Sexual Violence Group Training Day, Royal Society of Medicine, London. September 2014

 


 

Current Projects

  • BASHH guidelines: Sexual Assault Guidelines (updating)

 


 

Future projects

  • Development of generic patient information leaflets that can be locally adapted for use in GUM/HIV clinics nationally

 


 

Guidelines, National Organisations and Service Providers

 


 

Related organisations/useful resources

 


 

FGM Resources and e-learning modules

The REPLACE Approach is a new way to tackle FGM in the EU and replaces the dominant methods used to end FGM in the EU which focus on raising awareness of the health and human rights issues associated with the practice and then expecting individuals to change their behaviour concerning FGM - Click Here for further information

FGM Mandatory Reporting - Department of Health support pack for health professionals available on BASHH website - Click Here

http://www.fgmelearning.co.uk/ - Home Office learning module and assessment

http://www.unicef.org/media/files/FGCM_Lo_res.pdf - Unicef document on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting:
A statistical overview and exploration of the dynamics of change

http://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/AboutNHSservices/sexual-health-services/Documents/List%20of%20FGM%20Clinics%20Mar%2014%20FINAL.pdf - A list of FGM clinics

http://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/AboutNHSservices/sexual-health-services/Pages/fgm-health-services-for-women.aspx - NHS choices

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/female-genital-mutilation-resource-pack/female-genital-mutilation-resource-pack - Gov.UK a Home Office resource pack on FGM

http://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/AboutNHSservices/sexual-health-services/Pages/fgm-for-professionals.aspx

http://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/AboutNHSservices/sexual-health-services/Pages/fgm-resources.aspx

http://www.isb.nhs.uk/documents/isb-1610/amd-01-2014/1610012014spec.pdf

 


 

Courses, Conferences and Further Qualifications

 


 

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