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Online Training

NHSGGC HIV Anti Stigma training

The very successful face to face HIV Anti Stigma training due to popular demand is now an online module via Learnpro.
If you do not have a Learn Pro account it is easy to register

HIV Anti Stigma - Specialist subject course number GGC: 149 HIV Stigma Module

Module Aim: To support staff to work in a person-centred, anti-discriminatory way. Following completion of this module, staff will

  • be better informed about HIV
  • be able to outline the role stigma plays in relation to attitudes towards patients living with HIV
  • be aware of the effect of stigma and the impact on patients of stigmatising practice
  • be confident of what constitutes anti-discriminatory, inequalities sensitive practice and their responsibility to deliver it
  • know where to find information on HIV, stigma and discrimination

Caring Conversations

Waverley Care has launched Caring Conversations, a free online learning resource designed for healthcare staff working in secondary care.

Effective conversations are a key aspect of person-centred care and at the centre of the House of Care model promoted by the Scottish Government.

Waverley Care is Scotland’s HIV and Hepatitis C charity and its work is focused on prevention, education, testing and support. They are also challenging HIV and Hepatitis C-related stigma, tackling health inequalities and promoting good sexual health.

Improving conversations between healthcare professionals and patients, particularly those with long-term conditions, has been shown to improve outcomes for both parties – Caring Conversations shows you how.

Using an evidence-informed model, real-life case studies and a mix of film and interactive content, Caring Conversations is an engaging and educational online tutorial, which will give you the tools to improve the quality of your patient interactions.

This resource is funded by the Scottish Government, and builds on previous work under Caring Conversations focused on primary care staff. It counts towards Continuing Professional Development certificate.

National Aids Trust (NAT)

The National Aids Trust (NAT) provides e-Learning for health and social care workers. NAT states:

“This training resource is designed to enable you to feel confident about treating and caring for someone living with HIV and includes information on the routes of HIV transmission and levels of HIV risk in a health and social care setting”.

NHIVNA HIV Nursing Modules

The NHIVNA HIV nursing e-learning modules have been updated to meet the requirements for NMC revalidation with the aim of continuing to support nurses who are working toward Levels 2 and 3 of the National HIV Nursing Competencies, whether working in a hospital or community setting. Participation in the NHIVNA HIV Nursing Modules is free of charge and access is open to all but you will need an online (FOC) user account.  If you do not already have an online account, you can click the link to get one.

Royal College of Nursing (RCN) e-Learning

You can access CPD online from the RCN to find out about HIV, including HIV related Stigma and Myths about HIV.


Last Updated: 28 June 2019