Diagnosis, treatment and prevention of gonorrhoea
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Diagnosis, treatment and prevention of gonorrhoea

Rosemarie Turner Acting nurse practitioner, John Hunter Clinic for Sexual Health, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London
Leonie Brown Acting nurse practitioner, John Hunter Clinic for Sexual Health, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London
Clare Davidson Acting senior staff nurse, John Hunter Clinic for Sexual Health, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London
Colin Roberts Advanced nurse practitioner, John Hunter Clinic for Sexual Health, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London

Neisseria gonorrhoeae is a Gram-negative bacteria responsible for the sexually transmitted infection gonorrhoea, which is increasingly common in the UK. Drug-resistant strains of the bacteria have emerged, which is making gonorrhoea difficult to treat. Therefore, preventing infection is important. This article identifies people at increased risk of contracting the infection, and explores how nurses can offer testing and treatment as well as helping to prevent infection through education and health promotion.

Correspondence rosemarie.turner@chelwest.nhs.uk

Nursing Standard. 28, 27,37-41. doi: 10.7748/ns2014.03.28.27.37.e8336

Received: 20 September 2013

Accepted: 07 October 2013

Published in print: 05 March 2014

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review