Are you working as a
health adviser in Genitourinary medicine?
Why Join SHASTD?
7 top reasons
TRADE UNION MEMBERSHIP: Become a part of Britains second largest
union representing over half a million skilled and professional people. The amicus MSF offers you advice, guidance and representation in
all aspects of your working life, from negotiating your conditions of employment to making
certain your employer values your skills and career development.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: 300 health advisers around the country have
joined forces to form SHASTD. This equates to approximately 6 out of every 7 health
advisers. Together as a member organisation we can influence the direction of our
profession at a clinic, regional and national level.
NEWSLETTER: This is valuable in keeping
in touch with work done by colleagues around the country. It is a useful vehicle in
sharing examples of good practice and encouraging debate.
LOCAL SUPPORT GROUPS: Each
region holds regular meetings which can be invaluable in reducing the sense of isolation
felt by many members. Invited speakers may contribute to discussions on topical areas of
ANNUAL CONFERENCE: Attendance is
a must for all health advisers if you can leave behind your clinic work for 3 days each
Spring. The venues change each year with the 1999 one held at Bishop Stortford.
Presentations are usually made by health advisers and workshops covering a variety of
themes impacting on our role make the event a winner with delegates.
PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION: Along with all other health professions,
health advisers are moving, through SHASTD, towards professional self regulation. This
should eventually lead to state registration. A preliminary register has been established
and all members of SHASTD who are practising health advisers are eligible to be
registered. Contact our registrar for further
information or applications to join register.
VALUE FOR MONEY: Full membership costs as little as £2.16 per week
and only £1.02 if you qualify for reduced rate membership. These rates have been held at
the 2001 level.
For more information on membership contact:
Vincent Lawlor, Membership Secretary
020 8535 6535
Carol English, SHASTD National Officer
020 7505 3265