Please read and consider these points before delivering the MSM Masterclass sessions.
The materials you are about to use are intended for individual and professional reflection and learning to support service improvement. The content has been created from a number of sources that help us think about the health and well being of gay, bisexual and MSM but the main source has been a Scottish Government funded HIV Prevention Needs Assessment conducted by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and NHS Lothian. In addition to the training materials provided you will also have access to the set of reports produced from this work.
Translating findings into training materials has meant that a number of topics have been identified. Each topic has a PowerPoint presentation with accompanying facilitators notes and a suggested amount of time to be allocated to each session. (The time varies depending on the topic from 40 minutes to 60 minutes). It is expected that the facilitator(s) will make themselves familiar with the materials in advance. The facilitator’s guidance notes are written in a conversational tone, while they are not intended to be read as a script they guide the facilitator through the presentation, as they will then do with participants. Before delivering any of the Masterclass sessions it is essential that facilitators require participants to do 2 things:
- Work through the preparation module which is provided as a PowerPoint to be used individually.
- Complete reflection sheet 1 which asks each participant to reflect in advance on some key issues.
Some themed sessions require additional preparation by the facilitator; perhaps gathering of information about other services that provide information or support, or setting up a short film or activity that is part of the session. At the start of each session participants should be given the PowerPoint slides for the topic as a handout. To end each session participants must have a short time to complete Reflection Sheet 2 which captures key learning. Please remind participants that this reflective note could be used as part of any system of continuing professional development or appraisal. Please take some time to explore the materials. If you have any questions, please contact either:
Nicky Coia, Health Improvement Manager(Sexual Health), NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.
Yvonne Kerr, Assistant Programme Manager - Sexual Health & BBV, NHS Lothian.