Change the Face of HIV (CTFOH) website now features RCGP accredited HIV testing learning module for GPs

We are delighted that our learning module ‘Offering HIV Testing to Patients in Primary Care: A Complete GP Learning Module’ to support HIV testing has been officially accredited by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP).

Author: The HIV Awareness in Primary Care (HIVAP) working group

Added on: 10/03/2017

Tags: HIV Testing, Primary Care, RCGP accreditation

NICE published new guidance in December 2016, which further highlighted the importance of increasing HIV testing in primary care, especially in high prevalence areas.

We are delighted that our learning module ‘Offering HIV Testing to Patients in Primary Care: A Complete GP Learning Module’ to support HIV testing has been officially accredited by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP). Developed by the HIV Awareness in Primary Care (HIVAP) GP taskforce, combining our expertise in HIV, training and behaviour change, the module is designed to provide everything that you need to know to increase HIV testing in primary care and to help reduce late diagnosed HIV – an important public health issue in the UK.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence published new guidance in December 2016, which further highlighted the importance of increasing HIV testing in primary care, especially in high prevalence areas.

As a leading educational body, the RCGP work to promote excellence in primary healthcare and therefore, achievement of this Quality Mark comes in recognition of the high-quality resources developed as part of the Change the Face of HIV (CTFOH) campaign. More importantly, it also serves to underscore the vital role that we, as GPs, have to play in recognising opportunities to pick up cases of HIV earlier.

The complete learning module, which includes interactive, scenario based slide decks takes approximately an hour to review and has been designed for both individual learning or to be used as part of a more formal training or workshop session. For those of you more experienced in offering testing, you may like to take advantage of the module by running a workshop with colleagues or practices in the area.  

To help support you further, our suite of educational resources are now available to download on the CTFOH website, please take a look and share with your colleagues. Also, don’t forget to take the pledge to show your commitment to test for HIV in your own practice.

We still have a long way to go, but with a shared vision we can continue to increase HIV testing and, in addition help reduce late diagnosed HIV in the UK.

Remember don’t think twice, think test!

UK/HIV/0023/17, March 2017