In this month’s eFeature, the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH) spotlighted the ADViSE Programme in an article authored by Charlotte Chappell, ADViSE Lead. The piece, available here, explores the correlation between domestic violence and health, providing a deeper understanding of the programme’s effectiveness in addressing this issue within the sexual health clinic setting. It also underscores the programme’s reach to a diverse range of patients:
“Anyone of any gender can be referred, regardless of who they are, when it happened, or what action they wish to take. The ADViSE worker thus has a more flexible remit than some more traditional domestic abuse services. The support offered can be client-led at the pace of the patient with no pressure to report or unsustainable timeframes. Being based at the clinic on certain days means that often a clinician can directly refer or offer for the Advocate Educator to meet the patient then and there. Advocate Educators can also be based at specific clinics. This has worked really well in Manchester within their Trans Clinic, for example, as by being present and building trust with patients and clinicians, referrals are being made and support given”
– Charlotte Chappel, ADViSE Lead
The Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH) stands as a leading authority in sexual and reproductive healthcare, serving as the advocate for professionals in this field. As a multi-disciplinary professional membership organisation, they establish clinical guidance and standards, offer training and continuous education, and support safe and effective sexual and reproductive healthcare throughout the life course for all.