Herpes Simplex Advisory Panel SIG (HSV)

The Herpes Simplex Advisory Panel was established in 1994. It comprises genitourinary physicians, virologists, general practitioners, nurses, and a patient representative. There are up to three meetings a year and the Panel hosts an open annual educational seminar.
The objectives of the Panel are:
  • To provide expert input into HSV management guidelines, education programs and educational materials
Membership of the Panel  
  • Dr Raj Patel                  (chair)
  • Dr John Green              (co-chair)
  • Dr Roberta Brum
  • Dr Emily Clarke
  • Dr Elizabeth Foley
  • Dr Dornubari Lebari
  • Ms Marion Nicholson       (HVA)
  • Ms Felicity Young           (Consultant Nurse)
  • Dr Aoife Murnaghan        (Junior Doctor in Training)


  •   The SIG meets infrequently and completes its tasks principally through Teleconferences.
    • During the last year members of the SIG contributed to updating the e-LfH genital ulceration modules
    • The SIG is planning an OSM (Spring 2023)
    • Members continue to deliver the BASHH Advanced STI HSV course
    • The Herpes in Pregnancy Guideline (Joint Guideline with the RCOG) is currently being updated (2023)
    • The BASHH Guideline on the Management of Genital Herpes(2023) has been completed
    • Members are working on the IUSTI GH Guideline 2023
    • Members completed a mystery shopping audit of access of patients to services with initial episode GH (presented BASHH 2022)

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