Blood Borne Virus Training: Enhancing the role of services across Dumfries and Galloway


Date22 June 2017

Time: 10am - 4.30pm

Venue: Skills Lab, Waverley Medical Centre, Dalrymple Street, Stranraer DG9 7DW

Cost: Free


Date: 23 June 2017
: 10am - 4.30pm

Venue: EC Seminar Room 1, Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary, Bankend Rd, Dumfries DG1 4TG

Cost: Free


Hepatitis Scotland is offering services across Dumfries and Galloway the opportunity to attend a one day training course which raises awareness of key issues relating to blood borne viruses (BBV). This  course, provided at no cost, will focus mainly on hepatitis C, although relevant issues relating to hepatitis B and HIV will also be explored. Participation will enable workers to engage more competently and confidently with service users and professionals on a range of issues relating to BBV with particular emphasis on risks associated with drug use.


Areas covered include

  • BBV awareness – understanding hepatitis C, hepatitis B, & HIV, signs & symptoms, what are the outcomes of BBV infection?
  • Prevention – how do we engage with and provide relevant and meaningful information to those at risk?
  • Harm reduction - understanding transmission routes including injecting drug use, tattooing, sex, snorting drugs, etc.
  • Testing, diagnosis and treatment – understanding the process and challenges for those considering or undergoing treatment
  • Referral and signposting pathways – raising awareness of specialist services across Dumfries and Galloway

This training is aimed at a wide range of frontline workers who engage with at risk groups including housing/homelessness, substance use services, criminal justice, sexual health, social work, young people’s services, health and mental health, BME and other relevant sectors.

Attendees are invited on either of the following dates:

  • 22 June, 10 – 4.30, Skills Lab, Waverley Medical centre, Stranraer
  • 23 June, 10 - 4.30, EC Seminar Room 1, Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

To book onto this training, please complete and return the booking form (here) to by 14 June 2017.


For further information contact


Hepatitis Scotland
91 Mitchell Street
G1 3LN

Telephone: 0141 225 0419
Fax: 0141 248 6414