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News: SHOC's R Project scoops first prize in 2 out of this year's 5 CYP Services Awards

The winners of the second Children and Young People's Services Awards were announced on 22 November 2007, at the Hurlingham Club in west London - and SHOC's R Project won not just one but two of the awards.


Sponsored by the Children's Workforce Development Council, the event celebrated the unsung heroes of the sector, acknowledging achievement in categories that reflect the five Every Child Matters outcomes, from growing up healthy to staying safe.


The ceremony showcased some of the finest practice and brought together the most inspiring practitioners from across the range of services aimed at the young.


SHOC's R Project won two awards:

The being healthy award: R Project, SHOC

It’s fun, entertaining and unlike any sexual health film you have seen. 'Blue Movie – The Adventures of a Blueberry Condom' is a world away from the dull facts of lifestyle films that many young people have yawned their way through.


The film was written and made by young people and is the centrepiece of the innovative R Project, designed to boost awareness of sexual health issues among young people in the NW10 area of Brent.


The stay safe award: R Project, SHOC

“Brilliant” – that is the word many of our young judges used to sum up the work of the R Project in Brent, and it’s why the sexual health initiative is a double award winner, scooping first prize in both the stay safe and being healthy categories.


The R Project was set up by SHOC (Sexual Health On Call), which runs a range of sexual health services in the London borough. The scheme has encouraged hundreds more young people to get tested for sexually transmitted infections by holding workshops in schools and youth settings and by creating a colourful animated film made by young people.


The Sperm Busters is the sequel to The Blue Movie...Adventures of a Blueberry Condom. Follow the adventures of a young woman as she travels through her own reproductive system, learning about sex, contraception, relationships and self-esteem. Click here to place an order for a DVD.


To view "Jahedas SexFactor Video - Sexual Health Museum" click here




University of Greenwich


We have stand alone courses, as well as the "top up" BSc(Hons) sexual health, the MSc Advanced practice - sexual health pathway; a brand new 60 credit "top up" MA Health Care Practice, for people with a PGDipHE, and research studies for MPhil/PhD.

Application form can be found here:  
University of Greenwich website

The "top up" BSc(Hons) in sexual health is:


- 30 credits Sexual Health Skills course (all on-line, runs in Sept & May terms, core)

- 60 credits, anything else in sexual health (even if from other universities)

- 30 credits dissertation project; the last thing to do (Sept each year for 2 terms)


We also accept credits from other universities (discuss this with the Programme Leader, Ros Delaney R.T.Delaney@greenwich.ac.uk) including the 15 credits for the BASHH STIF Intermediate course.


If you're a past student / graduate, and have written articles from your assignments, or achieved some great things, contact Dr Evans so you can be included in "Celebrating UG Sexual health Winners" - D.T.Evans@greenwich.ac.uk; Twitter: @SexHealthUniGre or @UG_MA_HCP


 NICE draft guideline on Sexually transmitted infections: condom distribution schemes - out for consultation

The NICE draft guideline and its supporting evidence is now out for consultation. Here's a link to all the information and documents for comment - click here

The consultation closes at 5pm on 19 September 2016, with the final guideline is planned for publication in March 2017.

The draft guideline refers to the PHE-Brook guide C-Card condom distribution schemes. Why, what and how, which was published in 2014 - click here



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The latest news about sexual health issues in Brent and elsewhere.

 News: The RCGP Introductory Certificate in Sexual Health: An important new education opportunity for practitioners in general practice

This e-module has been developed by the RCGP Sex, Drugs and HIV Task Group and the Medical Foundation for AIDS & Sexual Health (MedFASH) as the first stage of the RCGP Introductory Certificate in Sexual Health (ICSH).


This is a course for generalist clinicians already working in general practice which provides a basic grounding in sexual health. The e-module is also valuable as a stand-alone learning resource or as a refresher course, and is equivalent to two hours CPD.

To obtain the full ICSH, you will need to attend an RCGP accredited face-to-face training day, equivalent to six hours continuing professional development (CPD) after completing this module.


RCGP learning


The RCGP ICSH has been developed in partnership with the following organisations and its content is approved by them pending full endorsement:


  • British Association for Sexual Health & HIV (BASHH);
  • British HIV Association (BHIVA);
  • Department of Health;
  • Faculty of Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH);
  • fpa;
  • National Association of Nurses in Contraception & Sexual Health (NANCSH);
  • National Association for Primary Care (NAPC);
  • National Chlamydia Screening Programme;
  • Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee;
  • Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Practice Nurses Association;
  • Royal College of Nursing Sexual Health Forum.


Detection, Diagnosis & Management of Hepatitis B&C - online learning


The RCGPs Position statement on Abortion, recently prepared by the College's Sex Drugs and HIV Group - click here for further information.








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"It just proves the fact that if you allow people especially the young to express themselves, they can not only educate each other but they can educate us all.  I look forward to the sequel!"

Dawn Butler, Brent MP


Cover of Sperm Busters DVD

"These awards highlight some of the excellent practice that is delivering better outcomes for children. We should celebrate such good practice, learn from it, and replicate the success in order to provide all children and young people with the best start in life."

Beverley Hughes, Minister of state for children, young people and families

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