Professional bodies

If you are a professional working directly or indirectly with HIV related issues, there are many organisations, listed below in alphabetical order, that may be able to help you with your role.

British Association for Sexual Health & HIV

BASHH Secretariat
Chester House
68 Chestergate
Macclesfield
SK11 6DY

Professional representative body for those practicing sexual health including the management of TIs and HIV in the UK; delivers tailored education and training to health care professionals, trainers and trainees in the UK; monitors and maintains standards of governance in the provision of sexual health and HIV care.

www.bashh.org

British Association of Social Workers

Head Office and Registered Office:
16 Kent Street
Birmingham
B5 6RD

Tel: +44 (0) 121 622 3911
Fax: +44 (0) 121 622 4860

Membership enquiries: +44 (0) 121 622 8401

Professional representative body for those practicing sexual health including the management of TIs and HIV in the UK; delivers tailored education and training to health care professionals, trainers and trainees in the UK; monitors and maintains standards of governance in the provision of sexual health and HIV care.

www.basw.co.uk

British HIV Association (BHIVA)

Mediscript Ltd
1 Mountview Court
310 Friern Barnet Lane
London
N20 OLD

0208 3695380

jacqueline@mediscript.ltd.uk

Acts as a national advisory body to professions and other organisations on all aspects of HIV care. BHIVA also provides a national platform for HIV care and contributes representatives for international, national and local committees dealing with HIV care. In addition, BHIVA works to promote undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing medical education within HIV care.

www.bhiva.org

British Medical Association Scotland

14 Queen Street
Edinburgh
EH2 1LL

0131 247 3000

BMAScotland@bma.org.uk

An independent trade union and professional association for doctors and medical students, with over 140,000 members worldwide.

www.bma.org.uk

General Medical Council Scotland

5th Floor The Tun
4 Jackson's Entry
Edinburgh
EH8 8PJ

0131 525 8700

gmcscotland@gmc-uk.org

The GMC registers doctors to practise medicine in the UK. Their purpose is to protect, promote and maintain the health and safety of the public by ensuring proper standards in the practice of medicine.

www.gmc-uk.org

Health Protection Scotland

Health Protection Scotland
NHS National Services Scotland
Meridian Court
5 Cadogan Street
Glasgow
G2 6QE

0141 300 1100

NSS.HPSenquiries@nhs.net

HPS is a division of NHS National Services Scotland which works at the very heart of the health service across Scotland, delivering services critical to frontline patient care and supporting the efficient and effective operation of NHS Scotland.

www.hps.scot.nhs.uk

NHS Inform

NHS inform helpline: 0800 22 44 88 (8am - 10pm, 7 days).

If you feel unwell contact your GP or phone NHS 24 on 111

If you think situation is life threatening call an ambulance on 99.

Scotland's health information service
NHS inform provides a co-ordinated, single source of quality assured health and care information for the people of Scotland

http://www.nhsinform.co.uk/

Medical Foundation for AIDS & Sexual Health

BMA House
Tavistock Square
London
WC1H 9JP

020 7383 6345

enquiries@medfash.bma.org.uk

The Medical Foundation for AIDS & Sexual Health (MedFASH) is a charity dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in the healthcare of people affected by HIV, sexually transmitted infections and related conditions. It undertakes a range of projects to support health professionals and policy-makers.

www.medfash.org.uk

Medical Research Council

Western General Hospital, Crewe Road South, Edinburgh EH4 2XU

0131 332 2471

The Medical Research Council is a publicly-funded organisation dedicated to improving human health.

www.mrc.ac.uk

NHS Health Scotland - Edinburgh

Gyle Square
NHS Health Scotland
1 South Gyle Crescent
Edinburgh
EH12 9EB

For further information on current evidence and approaches to reducing health inequalities and improving health, you can call the NHS Health Scotland switchboard on 0141 414 2888

nhs.healthscotland-generalenquiries@nhs.net

NHS Health Scotland is a national Health Board working with public, private and third sectors to reduce health inequalities and improve health.

www.healthscotland.com

NHS Health Scotland - Glasgow

Meridian Court
NHS Health Scotland
5 Cadogan Street
Glasgow
G2 6QE


For further information on current evidence and approaches to reducing health inequalities and improving health, you can call the NHS Health Scotland switchboard on 0141 414 2888

nhs.healthscotland-generalenquiries@nhs.net

NHS Health Scotland's overall aim is to provide leadership and work with partners to improve health and reduce health inequalities.

www.healthscotland.com

Healthcare Improvement Scotland (Edinburgh Office)

Edinburgh Office
Gyle Square
1 South Gyle Crescent
Edinburgh
EH12 9EB
0131 623 4300

Improving the quality of care and treatment delivered by NHS Scotland.

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Healthcare Improvement Scotland (Glasgow Office)

Delta House
50 West Nile Street
Glasgow
G1 2NP

0141 225 6999

Improving the quality of care and treatment delivered by NHS Scotland.

www.healthcareimprovementscotland.org

Royal College of General Practitioners Scotland

25 Queen Street
Edinburgh
EH2 1JX

0131 260 6836
infoscotland@rcgp.org.uk

RCGP is a professional academic organisation for GPs in the UK. RCGP Scotland is committed to delivering services and adding value to help members achieve the highest standards of general medical practice and excellence in patient care.

www.rcgp.org.uk

Royal College of Nursing Edinburgh

42 South Oswald Road
Edinburgh
EH9 2HH

0131 622 1010

scottish.board@rcn.org.uk

RCN Scotland campaigns on issues of concern to nurses and patients, influences health policies and promotes excellence in nursing practice on behalf of its members.

www.rcn.org.uk

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

9 Queen Street
Edinburgh
EH2 1JQ

0131 225 7324

l.lockhart@rcpe.ac.uk

The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (RCPE) is a professional membership organisation. Principal concern is to develop and oversee an ongoing programme of medical examinations, education and training for qualified doctors who wish to undertake postgraduate education and training in order to pursue a career in specialist (internal) medicine.

www.rcpe.ac.uk

Royal College of Surgeons Glasgow

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Nicolson Street
Edinburgh EH8 9DW

+44 (0)131 527 1600

mail@rcsed.ac.uk

To promote best levels of health and high standards of healthcare for people throughout the world.  By offering postgraduate medical education, examinations and assessments, as well as continuing professional development, Fellows and Members are equipped to deliver the best possible care and medical practice that Scotland has to offer.

www.rcpsg.ac.uk

Scottish HIV & AIDS Group (SHIVAG)

David.Wilks@luht.scot.nhs.uk

Membership of SHIVAG is open to members of all professional groups and voluntary bodies working in support of persons infected or affected by HIV in Scotland.

www.shivag.co.uk

Scottish Medicines Consortium

8th Floor
Delta House
50 West Nile Street
Glasgow
G1 2NP

0141 225 6893

hcis.smcsecretariat@nhs.net

The remit of the Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) is to provide advice to NHS Boards and their Area Drug and Therapeutics Committees (ADTCs) across Scotland about the clinical and cost-effectiveness of all newly licensed medicines, all new formulations of existing medicines and new indications for established products (licensed from January 2002).

www.scottishmedicines.org.uk

The British Psychological Society (Faculty for HIV & Sexual Health)

0116 254 9568

The HIV and Sexual Health Faculty provides a forum for psychologists, and other professionals working in the area of HIV and sexual health, to discuss common issues, and to promote research and learning in the field.

www.bps.org.uk/dcp-sexhealth

The Expert Advisory Group on AIDS

EAGA Secretariat
Centre for Infections
Health Protection Agency
61 Colindale Avenue
London
NW9 5EQ

EAGA@phe.gov.uk

The Expert Advisory Group on AIDS (EAGA) is a non-statutory and non-executive advisory committee which provides the Chief Medical Officers in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland with expert advice on HIV and AIDS.

https://www.gov.uk/government/groups/expert-advisory-group-on-aids#contact-details