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Training for Professionals

FSRH Essential Contraception following Childbirth

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Are you involved in care following childbirth, and interested in developing your sexual and reproductive healthcare knowledge and skills? Then our Essential Contraception following Childbirth course is for you. This course has been accredited by the Royal College of Midwives.

This course is aimed specifically for healthcare professionals who provide care following childbirth. It provides an interactive day with scenario based learning, presentations, time for discussion, questions and role play.

It is relevant for all practitioners working with patients following birth, who need an introduction to Contraception and provides a useful update for more experienced staff. This course benefits from being delivered in multi-disciplinary groups, where practitioners can learn from one another. It is delivered  in a variety of locations across the UK, as well as online. Essential Contraception following Childbirth is not a competency based course and it is not assessed.

At the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the currently available contraceptive methods
  • Discuss the main advantages and disadvantages of these contraceptive methods
  • Identify contraindications to contraceptive methods by using the UKMEC
  • Understand when contraception can be started after pregnancy
  • Introduce contraception into consultations with pregnant and recently delivered women
  • Understand the use of “Bridging Contraception”

Who is this course for?           
All learners who work in a relevant setting are welcome to take the course, including Doctors, Midwives, Health Visitors, and other Allied Professionals. 

This half day course will be run by Specialist Sexual Health Staff from Worcestershire Integrated Sexual Health Service as well as GP Colleagues with a Special Interest in Sexual Health

Upcoming dates!

  • Thursday 13 October 2022 Charles Hastings Education Centre, Worcester Royal Hospital. WR5 1DD 08.45-12.30

Cost: £125 book here if you are experiencing issues with Eventbrite, please access the link from an alternative browser to Internet Explorer, such as Chrome.

Any queries please contact  whcnhs.wishtraining@nhs.net

FSRH SRH Essentials for Primary Care

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Are you a primary care practitioner interested in developing your sexual and reproductive healthcare knowledge and skills?

Then our SRH Essentials in Primary Care course is for you.

The SRH Essentials Course is aimed specifically at healthcare practitioners working in primary care settings.  It provides an interactive day with scenario based learning, presentations, time for discussion, questions and role play. It is relevant for those needing an introduction to SRH and also provides a useful update for more experienced staff. These courses are delivered in a variety of locations across the UK. SRH Essentials is not a competency based course and it is not assessed. 

 At the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Develop the skills and confidence to consult with patients about their sexual and reproductive healthcare needs
  • Recommend an appropriate method of emergency contraception 
  • Review the COC, POP and injection contraceptive methods
  • Carry out sexual health risk assessments 
  • Identify when patients are at risk of STIs

Who is this course for?           
GPs / GP Registrars / Nurses / Physician’s Associates / Paramedics / Pharmacists / Other Healthcare Professionals working in Primary Care

This full day course will be run by Specialist Sexual Health Staff from Worcestershire Integrated Sexual Health Service as well as GP Colleagues with a Special Interest in Sexual Health

Upcoming dates

Wednesday 25 January 2023 9-5 Charles Hastings Education Centre, Worcester Royal Hospital.
Cost £195
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Any queries please contact  whcnhs.wishtraining@nhs.net

FSRH Assessment Half Day (AHD)

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The Assessment Half Day forms part of the assessment for the new redesigned Diploma from the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (DFSRH)

It is a clear, standardised assessment done face to face.

It consists of two parts – a written assessment lasting one hour and four stations that will be completed in rotation.  Before you go into each station, the candidate will have a short time to read through each case scenario to understand what skills and knowledge will be assessed

It is recommended that the AHD is undertaken towards the end of the candidate’s journey when they have completed the majority of the learning and assessments for the DFSRH.

Who is this course for? Anyone eligible to undertake the DFSRH including Doctors, Nurses,  Physician’s Associates, Pharmacists, Midwives

This half day course will be run by Specialist Sexual Health Staff from Worcestershire Integrated Sexual Health Service (WISH)

Upcoming dates

Wednesday 23 November 2022 (Morning 9am till 1pm)

Charles Hastings Education Centre, Worcester Royal Hospital, WR5 1DD
Cost: £250

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Any queries please contact  whcnhs.wishtraining@nhs.net

Worcestershire LARC Fitter's Area

This area of the website is for Long Acting Reversible Contraceptive (LARC) Fitters within Worcestershire

We aim to hold an annual update for both Coils and Implants

Coil Fitters

Save the Date!!

Our next Coil Fitters Update will be via Webbex

On Tuesday 20 September 2022 1-2.30

1.5 CPD points

If you are unable to attend, this update will be recorded, and the link will appear here (password protected)

Please take the time to complete this survey  https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/YBN37R/ by 2/9/22 where you can raise specific questions you would like answered or cases you would like to be discussed

Following the update there will be a feedback survey and you will receive an attendance certificate

All Worcestershire LARC fitting practices should receive an email shortly with an invite to the Update.  If you have not received your invite please email - Whcnhs.larc@nhs.net

Implant Fitters

Save the Date!!

Our next Implant Fitters Update will be via Webbex

On Thursday 10 November 2022 1-2.30

1.5 CPD points

If you are unable to attend, this update will be recorded and the link will appear here (password protected)