Nurse Specialist Training

The BSSVD values nurses working within the vulval clinic and recognise their valuable role. We have not progressed the development of a BSSVD nurse led core curriculum to date. The best example of a core competency framework for nurses is the Exeter framework (see link below). There is a long standing nurse-led vulval clinic in that region. Each Trust will have their own process for setting up a nurse role within a clinic and this is a good template for any Trust to use.

As a more basic level, the Royal College of Nursing has produced a document to provide standards and sample assessment tools for training in genital examination in women for registered nurses working in sexual and reproductive health settings, and related health and social care settings.