SPECIALTY DOCTOR Integrated Sexual & Reprodcutive Health

SPECIALTY DOCTOR Integrated Sexual & Reprodcutive Health

SPECIALTY DOCTOR integrated sexual & reprodcutive health

sandyford sexual health service, sandyford, central glasgow


REF: 45007D

cLOSING DATE: 16th December 2016




Applications are invited from enthusiastic doctors to develop skills and experience as a Specialty Doctor within the Sandyford Sexual Health Service, based at Sandyford Central in Glasgow but covering sexual health services throughout NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. Posts to commence as soon as possible. These posts are fixed term contract for 1 year.

Sandyford offers a comprehensive range of Sexual Health services, including Genitourinary Medicine, Sexual & Reproductive Health and Counselling. The service commitment and training opportunities would be tailored according to the successful applicants’ core skills and development needs.

Applicants should have previous experience of working in the field of sexual health or general practice or other community based services. DFSRH and STIF or equivalent qualifications are desirable; post holders without these qualifications will be expected to attain them while in post.

All applicants must have full GMC Registration with at least 4 Years full time Post Graduate Training, two of which must have been within a Specialty Training programme, or you will demonstrate and evidence equivalent experience and competencies.



1.This information package has been compiled to provide prospective

candidates with details of the post and background information about

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

2.The contents of this package are as follows:-

a.Job Description

b.Terms and Conditions of Service

c.Person Specification

d. Terms & Conditions

e. Further Information

  1. Informal enquiries Dr Pauline McGough, Clinical Director Sandyford 01412118605 or Dr Audrey Brown, Clinical Lead Sandyford



in sexual and reproductive health

Based at


Up to 40hrs a week for a fixed term of 1 year


2-6 Sandyford Place

Glasgow G3 7NB





POST:Specialty Doctor based at Sandyford sexual health services

GRADE:Specialty Doctor

REPORTS TO: Clinical Director,Sandyford

RESPONSIBLE TO:Head of Sexual Health Services, Sandyford


To offer clinical sexual & reproductive health services including contraceptive procedures, diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted infections to men and women across Sandyford clinic sites. Opportunity to develop skills to deliver forensic and clinical care to male and female victims of recent sexual assault, or another specialist interest that meets the needs of the service, for example care of women requesting abortion, management of sexual problems or assessment and management of people with gender dysphoria.

There will be a formal training and induction programme.

1.Job Details

Job Title:Specialty Doctor Sandyford sexual health services

Employer:NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

Location:Based at Sandyford, Glasgow

2.Entry Requirements

Candidates must be fully registered with the GMC and have the relevant period of postgraduate training and experience to meet the entry criteria for the specialty doctor grade, including four years postregistration experience in relevant fields such as Sexual & Reproductive Health, Genitourinary Medicine, General Practice, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, or Forensic Medicine. A current DFSRH or MFSRH is essential and current FSRH Letters of Competence in subdermal and intrauterine techniques are desirable. Previous demonstrable experience managing sexually transmitted infections including STIF certification or its equivalent and DipGUM are desirable.


Sandyford is the comprehensive specialist service for sexual, reproductive and emotional health for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. The service covers a population of 1.1 million and there are approximately 100000 patient contacts per year. The Sandyford ethos is ‘to provide health improving services in a client focused, inclusive and anti-discriminatory way, through constantly innovating to meet the needs of men and women’. Our aim is to promote excellence in sexual and reproductive health and to influence others to provide positive, open access approaches to health and well-being for all.

Sandyford delivers an integrated range of services based around genitourinary medicine and sexual and reproductive health. There are also services targeted at population groups including youth priority walk in services,Archway Glasgow (for people aged 13 and up who have been raped or sexually assaulted in the last 7 days) Steve Retson Project (for men who have sex with men) and the Gender Identity Service. There is a large sexual problems service.

Sandyford also is supported by a range of services including counselling, community access, press office, and a dedicated Library/Information service.

While mainly based in Sandyford Central, G3 7NB, services are also delivered in 14 community hubs and satellites across the Health Board area. All services provide integrated sexual health care, with patients attending generic services with a range of issues and being seen by members of a multidisciplinary team who will work within their skills and competencies to meet the patient’s needs or refer on to appropriate team members or other professionals.

A comprehensive Genitourinary Medicine service is provided for both men and women, with specialist clinics for people with complex or chronic conditions. Men who have sex with men are seen both in routine integrated services at Sandyford Central and the hubs and in the specialist Steve Retson Project.

There is an on site laboratory at Sandyford Central, staffed by a biomedical scientist who provides a rapid slide-reading service for Sandyford Central and the community clinics. There is excellent local laboratory support with an emphasis on molecular diagnostics. There are excellent relations with reference laboratories, public health and epidemiologists.

Sandyford provides a complete range of contraceptive services including LARC and vasectomy counselling and operating. Specialist reproductive and sexual health clinics include menopause clinics, psychosexual medicine service, gender identity service, medical gynaecology clinics, colposcopy diagnosis and treatment, pelvic ultrasound, hysteroscopy and minor operative procedures. Sandyford also offers early pregnancy counselling services with direct referral for termination of pregnancy within the TOPAR service.

Sandyford Counselling and Support Services (SCaSS) provide comprehensive counselling services for men and women, particularly for issues which have an impact on sexual health.

Sandyford is committed to a social holistic model of health and has very close ties with the Board’s health improvement team for sexual health which is based at Sandyford. Sandyford has a part-time Community Access Co-ordinator whose role is to ensure the views of users are taken into account in designing and delivering services and the strategic direction of the service. He also liaises with different community groups in an effort to reach non-users.

Sandyford is involved in education with many different groups ranging from the general public to youth groups and medical undergraduates, health care professionals, teachers and many others. Special Study Modules are provided for undergraduate medical students from GlasgowUniversity and the Directorate has close links with CaledonianUniversity and University of the West of Scotland.

There is a comprehensive sexual health IT system, the NaSH system, in use across Scotland. All routine consultations are paperless. The system provides a significant amount of routine reportable information and facilitates dispersed working, secure messaging, and a high degree of automation. Test results are imported and interpreted automatically and made available via an automated telephone system.

Archway Glasgow is Scotland’s first SARC (sexual assault referral centre), which aims to improve the care provided for those who have been raped or sexually assaulted by providing forensic and medical services, counselling and follow-on support for women, men and adolescents who have been raped or sexually assaulted in the Greater Glasgow area. Archway is a partnership between the statutory and voluntary sector including the NHS, Glasgow City Council, Strathclyde Police, Crown Office Procurator Fiscal Service and Glasgow Violence Against Women Partnership and is hosted within Sandyford.

HIV out-patient care in Glasgow is provided at the Brownlee Centre, Gartnavel GeneralHospital. There are approximately1600 patients attending the integrated service led by Consultants in both GUM and Infectious Diseases. The cohort is supported by a shared multidisciplinary team including out-patient nurses, clinical nurse specialists,liaison psychiatry, HIV pharmacists, health advisers, OT, peer support and a counselling service.Consultations and prescribing are administered paper free using Clinical Portal e-forms. There is a data manager at the Brownlee Centre who maintains a comprehensive unit database for quality and reporting purposes.

4.Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Sandyford SRH duties:
  • Provide direct clinical input within integrated Sexual & Reproductive Health and related services at Sandyford or any of its other sites. Flexibility to travel across the geographical spread of NHSGG&C is essential.
  • To provide and take part in educational activities within and for Sandyford services.
  • Undertake administrative tasks in order to ensure smooth liaison and partnership development with all relevant statutory and non-statutory agencies.
  • Any other task deemed suitable that may arise as a result at the request of management.
  • Participate in clinical governance, appraisal and revalidation, local and national audit and quality improvement, standard setting, research as appropriate.
  • Once area of specialist interest agreed, undertake specific relevant training to allow contribution to service delivery.

The successful applicant will join a medical team which includes Consultant staff, FY2 Doctors, specialist trainees in GUM and SRH, specialty and associate specialist doctors. The wider multidisciplinary team includes specialist sexual health nurses and health care assistants, health advisers, administrative & clerical staff and laboratory scientists, counsellors, in addition to other members of the team such as a community access worker and library staff employed by partner services within the Sandyford.

6.Conditions of Service

  1. The post holder will be employed by Sandyford which is part of Greater Glasgow and Clyde NHS. Attendance at the Health Board and medical examination maybe required prior to confirmation of appointment. The postholder maybe required to provide DNA for the DNA Elimination Database locally. Conditions of service for hospital medical staff as defined by the General Whitley Council conditions will apply where appropriate.

7.Hours of Work

This is an indicative roster for a whole-time post; the full details of which will be agreed on appointment. At Sandyford multidisciplinary teaching is usually undertaken on a Tuesday afternoon. One evening per week would normally be worked until 8pm with a flexible 8 hr day on the other 4 days by agreement: earliest start 8.30 and latest finish 8pm. Sexual offences examiners would be asked to provide up to one day a week within Archway Glasgow. For those postholders who undertake SOE duties within Archway there will be the opportunity to opt into weekend work in addition to the weekday rota.

Day / Location / Description of Work / Category / PA Type
Direct Clinical Care / SPA / AR / ED / PA / APA
Flexible 8 hrs until 8pm / Sandyford Central or other Sandyford locations / Clinical integrated sexual health services / 2
Flexible 8 hrs between 8-30 - 7 / Sandyford Central or other Sandyford locations / CPD & internal teaching programme / 1 / 1
Flexible 8 hrs between 8-30 - 7 / Sandyford Central or other Sandyford locations / Clinical integrated sexual health services / 2
Flexible 8 hrs between 8-30 - 7 / Sandyford Central or other Sandyford locations / Clinical integrated sexual health services / 2
8.30-4.30 /9-5 / Sandyford Central or other Sandyford locations / Clinical integrated sexual health services / 2

8.Other Facilities

  1. Full use of professional support services within Sandyford including the professional and public library and comprehensive range of Post Graduate courses, lectures and meetings will be available.
  1. Metered car parking is easily available during the day at Sandyford, and there is a nearby commercial car park. Public transport in Glasgow is generally good.


POST:Sexual Offences Examiner, Sandyford GRADE: Specialist Doctor

Essential / ()
A / Qualifications & Training /
  • Qualified Medical Practitioner with Full Registration with GMC and a licence tor Practise.
  • DFSRH, MFSRH or equivalent
/ Other qualifications in Reproductive and Sexual Health eg DRCOG Dip GUM STIF or MRCOG
Letters of Competence in IUD Insertion (if not already held, the postholder will be expected to undertake STIF and DFSRH or equivalent)
Experience in undertaking Forensic Medical Examination and providing written or oral evidence for Court
Evidence of structured training in Forensic Medical Examination
B / Experience /
  • A minimum of 4 years full time post graduate training or its equivalent gained on a part-time or flexible basis with a minimum of 2 years in a relevant specialty
/ Clinical experience in a sexual health field e.g. Genitourinary Medicine, Reproductive Health, Psychosexual Medicine or Contraception, Obstetrics/Gynaecology, or relevant areas of General Practice
Experience of providing Court evidence and Forensic Medical Examinations
Child Protection Training
C / Knowledge, Skills and Abilities /
  • Working knowledge of the issues surrounding Sexual Health
  • Excellent team working skills
  • Desire to work within a unit which embraces the social model of health
/ Experience of working within a holistic socially orientated unit
D / Personal Qualities /
  • Receptive warm open manner
  • Sensitive to the needs of different client groups
  • Flexibility in working practice
  • Excellent communication skills

E /
  • Pre-employment Health Screen
  • Evidence of Hep B immune status
  • Driving licence


The conditions of service are those laid down and amended from time to time by the Hospital and Medical & Dental Whitley Council.

GRADE AND SALARY / Specialty Doctor
£ 38,302 - £71,425 per annum (pro rata)
New Entrants to the NHS will normally commence on the minimum point of the salary scale, (dependent on qualifications and experience). Salary is paid monthly by Bank Credit Transfer.
HOURS OF DUTY / Full Time40.00
SUPERANNUATION / New entrants to NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde who are aged sixteen but under seventy five will be enrolled automatically into membership of the NHS Pension Scheme. Should you choose to "opt out" arrangements can be made to do this via:
REMOVAL EXPENSES / Assistance with removal and associated expenses may be given and would be discussed and agreed prior to appointment.
EXPENSES OF CANDIDATES FOR APPOINTMENT / Candidates who are requested to attend an interview will be given assistance with appropriate travelling expenses.Re-imbursement shall not normally be made to employees who withdraw their application or refuse an offer of appointment.
TOBACCO POLICY / NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde operate a No Smoking Policy in all premises and grounds.
DISCLOSURE SCOTLAND / This post is considered to be in the category of “Regulated Work” and therefore requires a Disclosure Scotland Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG) Membership.
CONFIRMATION OF ELIGIBILITY TO WORK IN THE UK / NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) has a legal obligation to ensure that it’s employees, both EEA and non EEA nationals, are legally entitled to work in the United Kingdom. Before any person can commence employment within NHS GGC they will need to provide documentation to prove that they are eligible to work in the UK. Non EEA nationals will be required to show evidence that either Entry Clearance or Leave to Remain in the UK has been granted for the work which they are applying to do. Where an individual is subject to immigration control under no circumstances will they be allowed to commence until the right to work in the UK has been verified. ALL applicants regardless of nationality must complete and return the Confirmation of Eligibility to Work in the UK Statement with their completed application form. You will be required provide appropriate documentation prior to any appointment being made.
REHABILITATION OF OFFENDERS ACT 1974 / The rehabilitation of Offenders act 1974 allows people who have been convicted of certain criminal offences to regard their convictions as “spent” after the lapse of a period of years. However, due to the nature of work for which you are applying this post is exempt from the provisions of Section 4 of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 by virtue of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions Orders 1975 and 1986). Therefore, applicants are required to disclose information about convictions which for other purposes are “spent” under the provision of the act in the event of employment, failure to disclose such convictions could result in dismissal or disciplinary action by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. Any information given will be completely confidential.
DISABLED APPLICANTS / A disability or health problems does not preclude full consideration for the job and applications from people with disabilities are welcome. All information will be treated as confidential. NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde guarantees to interview all applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum criteria for the post. You will note on our application form that we ask for relevant information with regard to your disability. This is simply to ensure that we can assist you, if you are called for interview, to have every opportunity to present your application in full. We may call you to discuss your needs in more detail if you are selected for interview.
GENERAL / NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde operates flexible staffing arrangements whereby all appointments are to a grade within a department. The duties of an officer may be varied from an initial set of duties to any other set, which are commensurate with the grade of the officer. The enhanced experience resulting from this is considered to be in the best interest of both NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and the individual.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES / The postholder will undertake their duties in strict accordance with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s Equal Opportunities Policy.
NOTICE / The employment is subject to one months’ notice on either side, subject to appeal against dismissal.
MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE / In terms of NHS Circular 1989 (PCS) 32 dealing with Medical Negligence the Health Board does not require you to subscribe to a Medical Defence Organisation. Health Board indemnity will cover only Health Board responsibilities. It may, however, be in your interest to subscribe to a defence organisation in order to ensure you are covered for any work, which does not fall within the scope of the indemnity scheme.