Sexual Health Training

The Worcestershire Integrated Sexual Health Service offer a variety of training opportunities for professionals in Worcestershire.

Please use the drop-downs below to view course details and booking information.

The sexual health promotion team have a wealth of experience supporting staff working with young and vulnerable people. We help plan relationship & sexual health education curriculum for schools and colleges. We provide staff training on topics relating to relationships and sexual health to help fellow professionals cascade key messages with confidence. 

The below courses are free for professionals working in Worcestershire and is currently being delivered remotely via WebEx. Please contact whcnhs.sheducation@nhs.net to reserve a place, please state which course and date you are attending.

C-Card Scheme

This course introduces staff to the condom distribution scheme in Worcestershire.  By the end of the session staff will be offered the chance to sign up to the scheme in order to distribute condoms to the young and vulnerable people they work with.

  • Thursday 5th May 2022 13:30 – 15:00
  • Monday 20th June 2022 10:30 – 12:00
  • Wednesday 14th September 2022 12:00 – 13:30
  • Friday 16th December 2022 10:30 – 12:00

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C-card refresher

For staff who have already completed the C-card training.  This is a refresher course delivered by a pre-recorded presentation.

Please request a copy of the presentation.

Introduction to discussing relationship and sexual health issues with people who have learning disabilities and additional needs.

Further to requests and local demand, this course is for staff who work with adolescents and people who have moderate learning disabilities.  This course provides an introduction on how to discuss relationship and sex with our service users and offer some practical resources and ideas for engaging people.

  • Wednesday 11th May 2022 09:30 – 12:30
  • Thursday 22nd September 2022 13:00 – 16:00
  • Friday 2nd December 2022 10:00 – 13:00

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RSE for school staff

RSE in schools – what’s required and how do I deliver RSE?

This course has been designed for teachers who have responsibility for planning and or delivering school based RSE which is now a statutory requirement for all schools.

This course is suitable for new qualified teachers who wish to learn more about RSE and for teachers who may be required to coordinate or deliver RSE in the future and would like to know more about what is required.

 

Impact of pornography for young people and their relationships

This course explores the impact that pornography can have on young people’s perception of sex and relationships.

  • 27th April 2022
  • Thursday 16th June 2022 13:00 – 16:00
  • Tuesday 4th October 202210:00 – 13:00

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Introduction to sexuality and transgender awareness.

This course serves as a brief introduction to some of  the needs for young trans and non-binary people. The session has been designed in response to increasing demand and enquiries from staff working with young people who are keen to discuss how best to navigate and support people in a changing social world.

  • Wednesday 24th November 2021 13:00 – 15:00 (FULL)
  • Friday 18th February 2022 10:00 – 12:30
  • Thursday 7th April 2022 10:00 – 12:30

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Further training for professionals

Specialist Sexual Health staff from Worcestershire Integrated Sexual Health Service, together with GP colleagues with a specialist interest in sexual health, offer the below courses to professionals in Worcestershire who wish to develop their sexual and reproductive healthcare knowledge and skills.

Please email the WISH Training Team for all queries.

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 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 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