Clinical Lead for Sexual Health & Blood Borne Viruses Fife (Scottish Quality & Safety Fellow Cohort 12), Training Programme Director for Career FSRH training (Scotland) & Vice Chair of the Scottish Sexual Health Clinical Leads Group.
Dr Sue Brechin FFSRH, MD, MIPM, FHEA, ILM (Level 4)
Dr Brechin has been a Consultant in Sexual & Reproductive Health since 2003 in the East of Scotland. Between 2003 and 2009 she was the Co-ordinator/Director of the FSRH Clinical Effectiveness Unit. During this time her team developed the FSRH members clinical enquiry service and started the ongoing programme of evidence based guidelines & new product reviews that the CEU continues to provide to support safe and effective care. They also supported the development of the first & second editions of the UK Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive use now widely used.
Dr Brechin has a special interest in Psychosexual Medicine, Health Inequalities, Medical Education, Service Design & Quality Improvement. As a fellow of the Higher Education Academy & Training Programme Director for CSRH trainees in Scotland she supports our future medical workforce. She is currently co-chair of the Scottish SH & BBV Lead Clinicians Group. Dr Brechin has supported a variety of service change supporting patient centred care & experience led co-design in sexual health. As part of the Grampian Health & Blood Borne Virus Managed Care Network qualitative research on the views of young women on long acting reversible contraception was used to developed a website (www.theinsandouts.co.uk) to address their questions, making use of videos & patient stories. Dr Brechin is a Scottish Quality & Safety Fellow (Cohort 12) & Clinical Lead for Sexual Health Fife. Dr Brechin works across a multiagency team to support their Vision of Sexual Health for all in Fife. Continuing her collaboration with women in recovery & other stakeholders to support vulnerable women get involved in co-designing services has been the most humbling and inspiring work she has undertaken to date.