Needs Assessment

We are asking you to fill out this needs assessment to understand more about your practice, what you do, and how and where you do it. We are asking you to think honestly about the knowledge, skills and comfort levels you have around a range of subjects. This is to enable us to target the training appropriately to your needs. 

To be very clear, your answers will only be used to help identify the possible training modules to be used to help increase your confidence, knowledge, skills and competencies across these range of issues. For this purpose you are strongly advised to answer the questions as honestly as possible.

The assessment asks you to consider your confidence level around three things in relation to the subjects; 

  • your knowledge levels (how much you feel you know about the issue), 
  • your skill levels (how much experience and skills you have built around an issue) and 
  • comfort levels (how comfortable you personally feel dealing with the issue) 

from a range of ‘Very Confident’ (4) to ‘Not Confident’ (1) for each of them. 

These three areas have been chosen for assessment because the training modules have been written to affect these. To give some examples to help clarify; 

  • people may have knowledge of something and few skills in that subject, 
  • or may have skills with an issue and are uncomfortable dealing with it. 

There is also another column ‘Not Involved with this’ (0) to tick if you are not involved in the work being asked about.

The final section asks you to consider a range of statements and how much you agree or disagree with them.

The assessment will take around 10 – 15 minutes to complete so please make sure that you have enough time to finish the form before starting it.

Thank you for your co-operation. It will support us in designing a training that fits your needs.

Prevention

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Prevention and Transmission of HIV

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Symptoms and Treatments of HIV

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Prevention & Transmission of STI’s

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Symptoms and Treatments for STI’s

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Prevention and Transmission of Viral Hepatitis

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Symptoms and Treatments for Viral Hepatitis

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The epidemiology of HIV (across Europe…region)

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The epidemiology of STI’s (across Europe…region)

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The epidemiology of Viral Hepatitis (across Europe…region)

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HIV 90-90-90: The Continuum of Care

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The use of Motivational Interviewing techniques in my work

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The use of Treatment as Prevention (U=U)

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The use of Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP)

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The use of Pre Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)

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The use of self testing kits

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The use of self sampling kits

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Current safer sex practices for gay and other MSM

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The use of recreational drugs during sexual encounters

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Health Promotion Models used in work for gay and other MSM

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The use of face to face and group information and advice

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The use of face to face and group based work

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Provision of screening, testing and counselling services

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The screening and/or testing for HIV

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The screening and/or testing for viral hepatitis (B and/or C)

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The screening and/or testing for other STI’s (gonorrhoea, syphilis etc.)

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Pre and/or Post Test Counselling at these services

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Delivery points for prevention and screening and testing activities…

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Working in a gay/gay friendly entertainment venue (café… sauna etc.)

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Working in a Community setting (drop in…Pride events)

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Working at an outdoor setting (bus/van…streets/public space etc.)

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Working at a State/public sector setting (education…services etc.)

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Working at a private setting (private home…home etc.)

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Working Online or via mail (website…media)

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Knowing the Community you are working with

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How our attitudes affect my work

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Working with the MSM community to improve access & linkage to care

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How aspects of MSM identity affect sexual health

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Challenging Stigma and Discrimination

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Identifying and working with vulnerable groups of gay and other MSM

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Engaging and Involving services users in your services

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Creating a non-judgemental service for gay and other MSM

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How social, economic and environmental issues influence health

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How issues gay and other MSM face can be linked to their health

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Stigma around: MSM sexual practices

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Stigma around: Sexual Orientation

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Stigma around: Gender Identity

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Stigma around: HIV / STI’s / Viral Hepatitis (A, B & C)

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Challenging Discrimination: Sexual Orientation

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Challenging Discrimination: Being HIV Positive

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Challenging Discrimination: HIV Prevention: the choices MSM make

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Challenging Discrimination: Gender and Gender Identity

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Challenging Discrimination: Provision of Treatment and Treatment tools

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Working in Partnerships

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Building partnerships with and between Community and Statutory Health Services

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Building partnerships with and between MSM/LGBT organisations

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Skills Building

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Building my ability to communicate effectively with people

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Building my skills to engage effectively with people

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Using Social Media (FB…etc.) to engage with gay and other MSM

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Building and providing training for other specialist services (i.e. Prisons)

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