SRH Training for Primary Care Practitioners
SRH Essentials is a one-day interactive evidence-based learning experience. The course provides a solid foundation for those who see patients with sexual and reproductive health needs but who have had little or no formal SRH training, or need a refresher. Delegates acquire the skills to consult patients knowledgeably and confidently on contraception, STI testing and emergency contraception.
This course was designed by the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH) for practice nurses to develop their SRH knowledge and skills to manage consultations with confidence. SRH Essentials has now been opened up by the FSRH so others working in primary care can attend. We encourage nurses, midwives, physician associates, paramedics and others to attend although, based on feedback from previous GP delegates, we feel the Margaret Pyke Conferences are more suitable for GPs and therefore we do not accept GP delegates for this training.
On completion of SRH Essentials, delegates will have the skills and confidence to:
- Assess when a patient is at risk of pregnancy
- Assess when a patient needs emergency contraception and what method can be recommended safely
- Review the COC, POP and injection contraceptive methods
- Carry out sexual health risk assessments
- Identify when a patient is at risk of STIs
The course is valid for CPD points but not for recertification of the DFSRH.
To be eligible to register, delegates must have a GMC, NMC or PAMVR number. This will be checked by the course Lead Facilitator.