Clinician support

Working in remote communities can be challenging for clinicians – especially when faced with the shame and stigma that can be associated with discussing sex, sexuality, sexually transmitted infections and blood borne viruses, and associated issues such as drug and alcohol use.

An important component of the campaign is ensuring that clinicians working with young people in remote health services are supported.

Multi-disciplinary ‘Clinician champions’ and clinician working groups are available as part of supportive peer networks. The aim is to assist doctors, nurses and Aboriginal health workers in improving clinical and organisational practice, and building peer support networks for sharing clinical guidelines and resources. Video resources addressing common barriers to STI and BBV testing will be developed as part of the Young, deadly, STI and BBV free and the Young, deadly, syphilis free projects.