This area is for clinical staff and staff who support people around the area of sexual health.

If you require any clinical advice then please contact our Sexual Health Advisor on 078 2537 2014. This number is not staffed full-time so do not use this in case of an emergency and this is NOT a booking line. You can also contact us via email on This will be checked on a daily basis.  Please refer to the relevant clinic service on Sexual Health clinics and where to find us?’ 

If you are a GP and you have a patient presenting asymptomatic that requires a screening please contact GUM/Sexual Health Clinic to arrange an appointment for a nurse led clinic. These are held as follows:
Monday 9.30am to 12.00pm and 1.30pm to 4.30pm
Tuesday 9.30am to 12.00pm and 1.30pm to 4.30pm
Thursday 9.30am to 12.00pm and 1.30pm to 4.30pm
Friday 9.30am to 12.30pm

If you have a patient who tests positive for any Blood Borne Virus please contact GUM/Sexual Health Clinic for fast track appointment.

Clinical guidance
RCGP Sexually Transmitted Infections in Primary Care 2013.  The Clinical Effectiveness Group of BASHH produces national clinical guidelines for Secondary Care Physicians.  This document is an adaption of these for pragmatic use in a Primary Care setting.

BHIVA has issued guidelines on the clinical indicator diseases for Adult and Paediatric HIV infection

Liverpool University has a HIV Drug Interaction Checker Resource which supports you to ascertain medications which are contraindicated with HIV medication. 

Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP)
PEP involves taking anti-HIV medications as soon as possible after the patient may have been exposed to HIV to try to reduce the chance of them becoming HIV positive. These medications keep HIV from making copies of itself and spreading through the body.

Patients can access PEP through GUM service Monday, Wednesday Thursday and Friday 9-5pm Tuesday 9-7pm or Emergency Department out of hours.  This needs to be accessed within 72 hours of the risk occurring.

UK Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraception Use - UKMEC 2016 (Full Guidelines)
The Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare has produced key guidance which is informed by robust and up-to-date evidence on when contraceptives can and cannot be safely used by women across the life course. (Summary Sheets)

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
This document seeks to provide advice and support to frontline professionals who are responsible for safeguarding children and protecting adults from the abuses associated with FGM.  This document is aimed at all frontline staff.

Page last updated:19 December 2017