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Intervening to Reduce Risk - Brief Behavioural Interventions and a Patient at No Apparent Risk

Intervening to Reduce Risk - Brief Behavioural Interventions and a Patient at No Apparent Risk

Intervening to Reduce Risk - Brief Behavioural Interventions and a Patient at No Apparent Risk

Philippa Matthews
Philippa Matthews
on behalf of Health Education England

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Launch date: 19 Apr 2018
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This is the second of four complementary sessions on behavioural and clinical interventions to reduce the risk of patients having, or developing in the future, sexual health problems. The three patients we consider here have a range of needs. There is a focus on interventions to reduce risk and we also consider a patient at no apparent risk. This session has been written in conjunction with Sexual Health in Practice (SHIP). Please see acknowledgements for more details. This session was reviewed by Phillippa Matthews and last updated in January 2015.


By the end of this session you will be able to:
• Identify a patient's sexual health risk
• Formulate management plans that take into account identified risks and prioritised needs of individual patients
• Practice brief behaviour change interventions, engaging patients in developing strategies to reduce their risk of unwanted pregnancy and sexually transmissible infections
• Discuss the management of patients at no apparent risk
Philippa Matthews

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Philippa Matthews
on behalf of Health Education England

Philippa Matthews is Primary Care Development and Education Lead for the Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The area has the highest prevalence of HIV in the world. She is interested in developing, implementing and testing a sustainable model of care based on the use of triage of HIV patients in primary care (to identify a group which can safely be ‘stepped down’ to annual review). Ultimately she would like to help integrate the care of patients with any long term condition (including HIV) so that HIV care can be destigmatised and normalised. In the whole of Sub Saharan Africa, why not?

For many years she was an inner city GP in Birmingham and London. In the past she has developed strategies for the provision of high quality sexual health care, based on using risk assessment for STI and unwanted pregnancy, with a strong emphasis on targeted prevention. This was therefore also a use of triage, although here in Mtubatuba the use of risk assessment, where the adult prevalence of HIV is 23%, is an irrelevance.

Philippa has a longstanding interest in commissioning, developing and delivering education on sexual health which aims to be highly relevant and practical. She is a Clinical Consultant for Sexual Health in Practice [SHIP] scheme in Birmingham and London. SHIP provides sexual health training, resources and support for the staff of participating practices (95% of practices in Birmingham).

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  • Health Education England
  • 0.50 Units -
    Exam Pass Rate: 60

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