SRH Essentials for Primary Care

This one-day training course has been designed by the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare to enable primary care practitioners to develop their sexual and reproductive healthcare knowledge and skills and manage consultations about contraception and STIs with confidence.

It provides an interactive day of up-to-date, evidence based learning and a solid foundation for non-reproductive health specialists who see patients with sexual and reproductive health needs, but who have had little or no formal training in this area. It also provides a useful update for those with more experience.

SRH Essentials will provide you with the tools to know what to do when seeing patients needing contraception, STI testing or emergency contraception. On completion of SRH Essentials, you will have the skills and confidence to:

  • Assess when your patient is at risk of pregnancy
  • Assess when your patient needs emergency contraception and what method can be safely recommended
  • Review the COC, POP and injection contraceptive methods
  • Carry out sexual health risk assessments
  • Identify when your patient is at risk of STIs

This course is for:

  • GPs
  • Nurses
  • Midwives
  • Physician Associates
  • Paramedics
  • Other Healthcare Professionals working in Primary Care

To be eligible to register on an Essentials course, you must have a GMC, NMC or PAMVR number. This will be checked by the Lead Facilitator of your course.

Following completion of the SRH Essentials course, participants will be issued with a certificate.