Blood Borne Virus in Tayside (Face to Face, Perth)

  • Date: 12/09/2023
  • Time: 10:00-13:00
  • Address: James Murray Suite 1&2
  • City: Perth

**If no spaces are available, please email tay.bbvmcn@nhs.scot to be placed on the waiting list**

Facilitated by                         Sexual Health & BBV MCN

Method of Delivery¬† ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Face to Face –¬† James Murray Suite 1&2, Murray Royal Hospital, Perth – 10am until 1pm

Course Assessment              Post-course survey

Target Group                        

This session will be relevant to any non-specialist staff who are working in the broad fields of; health, social care, housing, community development, community pharmacy, education and the 3rd sector

Maximum Number of Participants  20

Aim                                        

To enable participants to engage confidently and competently in conversations around BBV transmission and risk reduction, with their client group

Brief Description

Blood Borne Viruses continue to play a‚ÄĮprominent role in the health profile of Tayside. Whilst there have been a number of exciting developments in BBV care and treatment, the general population are largely unaware of this, leading to high levels of unnecessary stigma.¬†The session‚ÄĮwill provide a brief but comprehensive overview of BBVs‚ÄĮ(Hepatitis C, Hepatitis B and HIV)‚ÄĮtheir transmission, and how to reduce risk.‚ÄĮ¬†We have designed this session to support your engagement with your team and with service users.

Learning Outcomes

  • Participants will be aware of BBVs and gain greater understanding of them. Will be able to explain what BBVs are, how they can be transmitted, and become familiar with current prevention methods
  • Participants will gain insight into the experience of living with a BBV, and explore their role in providing support¬†along with reducing stigma which surrounds BBVs and those living with them