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Department of Genitourinary Medicine, Cardiff Royal Infirmary


Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, Glossop Road, Cardiff


02920 335208 (reception)

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Sexual and Reproductive Health


Medicine. Emergency and booked clinic appointments. Numbers vary across the week.

Key Learning Opportunities: 

The students allocated during their year two medical placement to ward A7 at UHW have the opportunity to each rotate for one week at a time to the GUM clinic in CRI during their six week placement. This will compliment the infectious diseases nature of the Ward A7 service provision. The A7 student duty rota coordinator will liaise with the GUM clinic to arrange these weeks and this will not therefore be a role for SONMS placements officers. Please note that GUM CRI is no longer viable as a full six week placement. CRI DGUM can only accommodate a maximum of one student at any time. Students on this one week placement will have the opportunity to learn about many varied aspects related to sexual and reproductive health including: the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care for individuals presenting with actual or suspected sexually acquired infections; sexual health promotion; sexual health community outreach services; continued care needs of clients affected by HIV/AIDS (including pre and post test counselling); nurse-led telephone triage; partner contact tracing. This placement also offers students the opportunity to gain insights into how this service liaises with social services, family planning, contraceptive and termination services, young peoples sexual health clinics, microbiology, cytology, hepatitis clinical nurse specialist, secondary schools, HM prison services sexual health outreach, and varied charitable organisations (e.g. Terence Higgins Trust) that provide sexual health advice and support. Community outreach services also include: home visitations, participating in community sexual health awareness campaigns (e.g. Cardiff University Fresher’s fair, Cardiff Lesbian and Gay Mardi Gras festival)


  • 0830 - 1700 Monday - Friday

Preparation for Practice:

Not suitable for a module nine management placement

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Last Updated:

October 2008