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Health Protection Diary of Events and podcasts




Date Location

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Public Health Microbiology - A Change in Culture

This event will provide an update on public health microbiology in Scotland and will answer the following questions:

  • What exactly is Public Health Microbiology?
  • Why is it important?
  • Who does it involve?
  • Where do I fit in?
  • How is it evolving and changing with new technology?
  • What about “One Health”?

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18th February 2020 COSLA, Verity House, 19 Haymarket Yards, Edinburgh click here for further information

HIV Detection and Diagnosis for Primary Care, Workshop

This half-day programme in HIV: Recognition and Diagnosis in Primary Care Settings: facilitated by NHS Education for Scotland will be delivered by Dr Ewen Stewart and is aimed at primary care staff. We are particularly looking for GPs, GP trainers and trainees as well as Practice Nurses although the training may be of interest to other practitioners.

The aim of the programme is to increase recognition and diagnosis of HIV in Primary
Care and will cover:

  • Latest HIV Epidemiology
  • Who to test for HIV and how to raise HIV testing with people you see
  • Clinical presentations of undiagnosed HIV
  • Antiretroviral therapy

Closing date : 3rd January 2020

3rd February 2020 Edinburgh Click here for further information

Hepatitis B+C Detection Diagnosis and Management, Workshop

This one-day programme in Hepatitis B and C: Detection, diagnosis and management
facilitated by NHS Education for Scotland will be delivered by Dr Ewen Stewart and is
aimed at primary care staff including GPs and nursing staff although other practitioners may also find it of use.

The programme will cover:

  • recognising who is at risk of viral hepatitis
  • identifying and testing those at risk
  • interpreting and giving test results
  • management of viral hepatitis in the community & specialist settings
  • prevention of hepatitis (including hepatitis B immunisation


Closing date : 10th January 2020

10th February 2020 Edinburgh Click here for further information

Webinar presentations

Recorded webinars and podcasts have been added to the health protection website and can be accessed via the links below


Dr Roger Evan Consultant Clinical Scientist, Scottish Lyme Disease and other Tick-borne Infections Reference Laboratory presents a short webinar highlighting some key areas in relation to Ticks and Lyme disease.

Public Heath Microbology: A Change in culture? - Health Protection Scotland/SHPN Public Health Microbiology Team-  Michael Lockhart

Immunisation Programme an update 19/20

Dr Claire Cameron of Health Protection Scotland provides an overview of the immunisation programme for 19/20. Topics covered include seasonal flu, shingles and HPV as well as a general summary. This short video last approximately 10 minutes.

Dr Dominic Mellor

Health Protection Scotland

All Creatures Great and Small: What can I learn from a Vet