Monthly Archives: July 2018

Job Vacancy: IAG Training, Support & Outreach Worker

We are recruiting for a IAG Training, Support and Outreach Worker

  • Hours of Work:      37 Hours Per Week
  • Salary Band:            £18,000 – £22,000 (dependent upon qualifications & experience).

LASS/Well for Living are seeking an Information, Advice & Guidance Support and Outreach Worker to join our Direct Services team.  The successful candidate will hold a Level 5 qualification or equivalent in a relevant discipline such as Adult Social Care and will have knowledge of HIV issues, the need and the services available to support people affected by HIV.    In addition, the successful candidate must be able to demonstrate the following competences:

  • Ability to manage own workload, set priorities and identify opportunities in service delivery, assisting as necessary.
  • To contribute to case studies and contract outcomes on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis.
  • High level communication skills and ability to sensitively deal with issues effectively within groups and individuals.
  • Ability to set up and run individual and group work sessions in relation to improving life experiences.
  • Understanding the concept of wellbeing and how this impacts on everyday living in relation to people living with HIV using a range of interventions.
  • Self- supporting in reporting, administration and ICT.
  • Ability to drive and preferably the use of own vehicle.

Other responsibilities include:

Contribute to the development of a new business in Adult Social Care for our Social Enterprise; Well for Living.

Deadlines and Interview date

If you are interested in being considered for this post please complete and return the application form below and return to Tom Robson (tom@lass.org.uk) by the closing date of Friday, 27th July 2018 at 12:00 noon.  Shortlisted candidates will be advised on the afternoon of Friday, 27th July 2018.  Interviews will be held on Wednesday 1st August 2018.

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UK PrEP IMPACT trial announces 3000 new places for gay men but low uptake by women, African and transgender people

The UK PrEP impact trial has increased the number of people of trial places from 10,000 to 13,000 people. This means that clinics that were previously closed to recruitment might now have new places available.

This news was announced in the June 2018 update from the trial management board. [1]

The increase is needied to more accurately estimate the likely long term needs of a routinely commissioned PrEP programme. The increase in trial size will require resource commitments from commissioners and local authority and NHS England commissioners have supported the principle of an increase in the trial size. 

Other information in the update included:

  • More than 7000 people are currently enrolled
  • The previous goal of keeping 2000 places for people form groups other than gay men is being reduced to 1000 places. This is freeing 1000 more places for gay men, who have so far generated the highest interest and demand.
  • As of 17 May, of the 139 clinics participating in the trial, 138 are open to recruitment for gay and bisexual men. All bar one of the London clinics also remained open to recruitment. 
  • The study management will now be run by the Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust. this should not impact on the supply of PrEP drug to current participants or delays in enrolling new participants as this was all being managed locally by individual clinics.
  • Community involvement has included workshops to publicise the study.
  • Preparation for future commissioning arrangements is also being considered.

The next meeting of the Board will take in July. A further update on progress will be shared after that meeting.

For further information on the trial please visit the trial website. [2]

Reference

  1. UK PrEP IMPACT trial update (June 2018)
    https://www.england.nhs.uk/commissioning/spec-services/npc-crg/blood-and-infection-group-f/f03/prep-trial-updates/#january
  2. https://www.prepimpacttrial.org.uk

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