SRH Essentials for Primary Care – Training for primary care practitioners

SRH Essentials provides an interactive evidence-based learning experience, and a solid foundation for those who see patients with SRH needs, but who have had little or no formal training in this area. It also provides a useful update for those with some experience. It provides delegates with the tools to know what to do when seeing patients needing contraception, STI testing or emergency contraception.

This one-day training course was originally designed by the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH) to enable practice nurses to develop their sexual and reproductive healthcare knowledge and skills to manage consultations about contraception and STIs with confidence. SRH Essentials has now been opened up by the FSRH to include others working in primary care, and we have welcomed nurses, GPs, midwives, physician associates, paramedics and others on this course. However, based on feedback from GPs who have attended, we feel that the Margaret Pyke Conferences have more content that is relevant 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 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

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 at the course attended.

The course fee is £165.

The course is valid for CPD points but not for recertification of the DFSRH.