Sexual Health Referrals

Appropriate Conditions for GUM
  • Genital ulcers
  • Urethral discharge
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
  • Testicular pain
  • Genital warts
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Emergency/ongoing Contraception
  • HIV risk concerns
  • Possible syphilis
  • PEP follow up
  • Pre-menopausal irregular vaginal bleeding
  • Known HIV patient please contact 01484 347077
PID Referral Criteria

History/Exam. – NICE CKS (Here) 

  • History:
    • Pelvic or lower abdominal pain (usually bilateral but can be unilateral).
    • Deep dyspareunia particularly of recent onset.
    • Abnormal vaginal bleeding (intermenstrual, postcoital, or ‘breakthrough’) which may be secondary to associated cervicitis and endometritis.
    • Abnormal vaginal or cervical discharge as a result of associated cervicitis, endometritis, or bacterial vaginosis. This is often very slight and may be transient, especially with chlamydial infection.
    • Right upper quadrant pain due to peri-hepatitis (Fitz–Hugh–Curtis syndrome).
    • Secondary dysmenorrhoea.
    • Ask about the possibility of pregnancy.
  • Exam: 
    • Lower abdominal tenderness (usually bilateral).
    • Adnexal tenderness (with or without a palpable mass), cervical motion tenderness, or uterine tenderness (on bimanual vaginal examination).
    • Abnormal cervical or vaginal mucopurulent discharge (on speculum examination).
    • A fever of greater than 38°C, although the temperature is often normal.

GUM Exclusions – Ref to Gynae

  • Pregnancy
  • Sepsis
  • Abscess

No GUM Exclusions – Complete following

  • Patient to preform 2 High Vaginal Swabs- Send For:
    • Chlamydia +Gonorrhoea 
    • TV
  • If Clinical Signs of PID – Treat with following (if allergies D/W Micro)
    • Ceftriaxone 1g i.m. – ONCE ONLY
    • Doxycycline 100mg twice a day & Metronidazole 400mg twice a day for 14 days
  • Refer to GUM (with/Without Signs)
Testicular Pain Criteria

GUM Exclusions – Ref to Urology

  • Torsion
  • Sepsis
  • Abscess

No GUM Exclusions – Complete following

  • 2 Urine Samples:
    • First Pass (white top) – Chlamydia +Gonorrhoea 
    • MSU (red top)
  • Treat with following (if allergies D/W Micro)
    • Doxycycline 100mg twice a day for 14 days
  • Refer to GUM 



  • E-Mail referral (patient details and brief description):
  • Patient Self Referral: 01422 261370
  • Address: Broad St, Halifax, HX1 1UB

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