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Title: Reminder to BHIVA Members: Survey closes on 6 July 2012
Post by: UK CAB Moderator on June 29 2012, 10:46 am
This came to my attention today, its around NHS Changes:
Dear BHIVA Member
Deadline reminder: Members’ survey closes on Friday 6 July 2012 –  to participate
We are experiencing unprecedented changes in the health care system in England.  In particular there are major changes afoot in the ways that HIV and GU services are to be commissioned and provided.  Despite these upheavals, services that are related to the diagnosis, treatment and care and prevention of HIV must continue to be delivered to the highest possible standards.
So I am asking you, the key professionals in HIV care, to give feedback on how these issues are affecting your services, and some information about your “on-the-ground” experiences.
An important part of BHIVA’s responsibility is to raise and maintain awareness levels of the issues faced in our field of clinical care.  As part of this effort, a brief survey has been put together that will help capture your current experiences of working in the HIV field.
By taking a moment to complete this survey, you will contribute to BHIVA's efforts to prevent a decline in the quality of HIV care and help us to keep HIV high on the NHS agenda.
In addition we need to know if BHIVA should be providing any additional support to its members at this complicated time.
The questionnaire:  is quick and easy to complete and the results will give us a snapshot of the situation and identify any issues that are affecting the quality of care that we the professionals are able to provide.  Please complete by Friday 6 July 2012.
It will also help to highlight areas of vulnerability so that BHIVA can encourage the improvement of services and support for all those affected by HIV.
I very much hope that you will take this opportunity to share your thoughts and experiences so that we can strive to raise public awareness of the issues affecting those at risk or diagnosed with HIV and those clinicians and professionals who work with them.
This survey is anonymous and all the results will be shared with BHIVA members once responses have been compiled and analysed.
Thank you in advance for your time.
Best wishes
Jane Anderson
Professor Jane Anderson
Chair, British HIV Association (BHIVA)