Nursing in genitourinary medicine: 10 years on from the Monks Report. The membership of GUNA. Genito-Urinary Nurses Association

Int J STD AIDS. 1999 Aug;10(8):539-42.


Various reports and surveys since 1988 have highlighted differences in gradings and diversity of roles and responsibilities of nurses in genitourinary medicine (GUM). In addition there was no method of defining how many nurses work in the speciality. Therefore the Genito-Urinary Nurses Association (GUNA) undertook a survey last year to establish how many nurses, of what grade, undertaking what roles are working in GUM clinics. Over half the clinics in the UK responded, from full-time busy London clinics to small part-time rural clinics. The results suggest approximately 2000 nurses working in GUM nationally, with a wide diversity of grades, roles and responsibilities still apparent 10 years after the Monks Report. Further analysis of the data obtained by the survey is given in the report.

MeSH terms

  • Female Urogenital Diseases / nursing*
  • Humans
  • Male Urogenital Diseases*
  • Nurses*
  • Outpatient Clinics, Hospital
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • United Kingdom