Managing and reporting notifiable disease in the sexual health clinic

Herbert, Sophie, Hewitt, Kirsty and Cassell, Jackie A (2014) Managing and reporting notifiable disease in the sexual health clinic. Sexually Transmitted Infections, 90 (6). pp. 452-454. ISSN 13684973

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Abstract

Notifiable infections can be and often are transmitted sexually and the process of notification often does not work well in the GUM setting. It is the statutory duty of medical practitioners to report notifiable infections, but there are a number of barriers to reporting in sexual health, in particular concerns that notification may breach confidentiality. In this article, we hope to explain the reporting process and aim to highlight why we need to report and what health protection teams do with the information provided. We hope to make the process simple so that GUM clinics can fulfil their public health obligations and enable timely and appropriate public health action to be taken.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: Brighton and Sussex Medical School > Brighton and Sussex Medical School
Brighton and Sussex Medical School > Primary Care and Public Health
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Depositing User: Jane Hale
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2015 11:10
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2015 11:10
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/53498
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