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Chlamydia screening and treatment

  • Released: 10/2016
  • Reviewed: N/A
  • Study time: 4h:0m
  • Standard price: £500.00
  • NHS HEE funded price: £0.00

Pharmacists around the country have been involved in a variety of sexual health services. This event will help pharmacists, pre-registration trainees and pharmacy technicians to prepare themselves to run a chlamydia testing and treatment service.

Learning objectives

On completion of all aspects of this programme you should be able to:

  • describe the aims of a chlamydia screening and treatment service and its place in contraception and sexual health services
  • apply current clinical guidance on chlamydia screening and the treatment of asymptomatic chlamydia infection to consultations to provide safe and effective care
  • demonstrate a person-centred approach to the consultation
  • outline the principles of confidentiality and safeguarding, including how to identify concerns and how to make appropriate referral
  • explain how a person collects their sample ready for screening and the actions to be taken following notification of their result
  • apply the patient group direction appropriately to ensure that medico-legal issues are balanced with the person’s safety and preferences
  • outline the principles of confidentiality and safeguarding, including how to identify concerns and how to make appropriate referral
  • demonstrate the ability to carry out partner notification, working in conjunction with appropriate colleagues in your local area
  • explain how and when you would refer or signpost a person to another service and how you would access further advice from local sexual health services if needed.

How to use this programme

You can download the materials you will need to run your event including a facilitator’s guide and any relevant presentations

Learning intended for

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy technicians
  • Pre-registration trainees