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Type: On-demand
Recorded: 4 Mar 2024


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Tips and tricks to encourage sexual health testing in your practice

On-demand recorded 4 Mar 2024

We all know time is a barrier to offering sexual health tests in a busy GP setting. This webinar helps to share some ‘tips and tricks’ from GPs who conduct a lot of sexual health checks to help save you time. Whether you are a sexual health champion, or don’t test very often, you’ll learn how to offer comprehensive sexual health screening when appropriate and routinise and embed STI and HIV care in everyday workflows using practice management software. This will help to streamline your workflow, improve clinical decision making and improve the consistency of high quality of care available to patients accessing General Practice.

Learning outcomes

  1. Increase GP confidence in offering and responding to requests for sexual health testing.
  2. Describe ‘guideline based testing’ and the advantages of utilising in practice.
  3. Identify and discuss strategies to reduce perceptions of stigma and encourage patients to feel comfortable when testing 


Dr Catriona (Treeny) Ooi
Director, Northern Sydney Sexual Health Service

Dr Catriona (Treeny) Ooi is a Director and Senior Staff Specialist at the Northern Sydney Sexual Health Service. She is Senior Lecturer, Sydney Medical School, University Of Sydney and keen taxidemist

Dr Andrew Knight
GP Staff Specialist, Fairfield GP Unit, Research Director for integrated Care, South Western Sydney LHD Chair, Nepean Blue Mountains PHN

Dr Andrew Knight is a senior staff specialist in general practice at the Primary and Integrated Care Unit of the South Western Sydney Local Health District.  He is a conjoint senior lecturer in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of NSW and Western Sydney University. Andrew combines deep experience as a clinical general practitioner with skills in education, governance, research and quality improvement.  He was the foundation director of training for WentWest, a regional general practice training provider.  He has served as director and chair of the Blue Mountains Division of General Practice, the Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Health Network and NPS MedicineWise.

Dr Kym Collins
Sexual health physician

Dr Kym Collins started life as a GP, but found it so incredibly difficult to keep up to date in EVERYTHING, that she moved sideways into Sexual Health in 2000. She completed her fellowship whilst raising her three children and now works as a Staff Specialist and VMO in regional publicly funded sexual Health Clinics on the Mid North Coast of NSW and in Albury, Wagga and Griffith. She is painfully aware of the realities and time constraints of GP and passionate about supportive GPs to do sexual health more efficiently and confidently

Anna Danyushevsky
Peer Educator and Youth Advisor, SESLHD

Anna has been a coordinator and member of the Peer Education and Youth Advisory Committee (PEYAC) for the South Eastern Sydney Local Health District for over 5 years. She has taken part in many youth friendliness audits and consultations with health services across the district, and has presented at a number of forums and conferences. She is currently studying Public Health at the University of New South Wales.


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