Qualifications: MB ChB (University of Leeds), MRCP (Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh), Diploma in Genitourinary Medicine (Dip GUM), Diploma in Family Planning (DFFP)
Sophie was educated in the south-west of England and studied medicine at the University of Leeds. She became consultant and clinical lead for sexual health services in 2006. Changes in the structure of the NHS now mean that sexual health services are delivered by an alternative provider (Locala) and as such Sophie works for the HIV service, run by Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, for part of the week, and the sexual health service for the rest.
Previous regional and national roles: STI Foundation course steering group member. British Association for Sexual Health and HIV Clinical Governance Committee – Yorkshire chair and secretary.
She is also the author of multiple publications and a regular member of the scientific committee for BASHH, reviewing abstracts submitted to the association’s annual scientific conference.
Clinical interests: HIV, HIV and stigma, HIV prevention and testing, STIs, safeguarding, clinical governance/quality improvement, education.
Professional memberships: Member of the Royal College of Physicians, Diplomate of the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare, Member of BASHH, and the British HIV Association (BHIVA)
Publications (from 2013 onwards):
- Ibbetson B, Fearnley N, Brady S. Chlamydia follow up: is it worth it? Int J STD AIDS 2013;24 (Supp):50
- Ibbetson B, Brady S, Fearnley N. Improving HIV partner notification. Int J STD AIDS 2013;24 (Supp):18
- Nelson J, Brady S, Fearnley N. Sexually transmitted infection care in level 2 services: are standards being achieved? Int J STD AIDS 2013 ;24 (Supp):49
- Atha L, Fearnley N, Brady S. Formal annual reviews for HIV-infected adults: is clinical care improved? Int J STD AIDS 2013;24 (Supp):14
- Ewens M, Brady S, Fearnley N. Screening for intimate partner violence in a sexual health service: a review of practice. HIV Med 2014; 15 (Suppl. 3):153
- M Oresi, I Okpaluba, N Fearnley, S Brady. A review of new HIV diagnoses, avidity testing and missed opportunities for motivational interviewing/risk reduction. HIV Med 2014, 15 (Suppl. 3): 131
- Loftus B, Robinson C, Brady S. Electronic Patient Records (EPR) and the impact on attendance within a level 3 sexual health clinic. STI 2015; 91 (suppl. 1) A33
- Jaganathan J, Donohue C, Brady S, Fearnley N. Routine Enquiry for Intimate partner violence across an integrating sexual health service. STI 2015; 91 (suppl. 1) A73
- Loftus B, Fearnley N, Brady S. Improving implant retention rates in an integrated sexual health service. STI 2015; 91 (suppl. 1) A73
- Loftus B, Fearnley N, Brady S. The impact of introducing an assistant practitioner to the health advisor team in a busy urban sexual health service. STI 2015; 91 (suppl. 1) A73
- Brady S, Wilson J. Tendering of sexual health services: A regional staff survey of impact on clinics and individuals. STI 2015; 91 (suppl. 1) A83
- Donohue C, Fearnley N, Brady S. Safeguarding Children in Sexual Health services- a growing concern. STI 2015; 91 (suppl. 1) A99
- Nicola Fearnley, Sophie Brady. Can we reduce time to treatment by naming the infection in a results text? Sexually Transmitted Infections Jun 2017, 93 (Suppl 1) A62; DOI: 10.1136/sextrans-2017-053232.182
- Sophie Brady, Nicola Fearnley Providing written information in the electronic era – is it time for a re-think? Sexually Transmitted Infections Jun 2017, 93 (Suppl 1) A35; DOI: 10.1136/sextrans-2017-053232.102
- R Saman, N Fearnley, S Brady. Establishing multi-disciplinary working with primary care
- N Fearnley, C Cunningham, T Lait-Huzzard, S Brady and C Donohue. HIV Medicine, April 2018 19 (Suppl. 2), s21–s152 Improving the referral process to sexual health for individuals attending a SARC, HIV Medicine, April 2018 19 (Suppl. 2), s21–s152
- S Brady, N Fearnley. Use of the primary care electronic record in sexual health. HIV Medicine, April 2018 19 (Suppl. 2), s21–s152