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Professional development

This page describes professional development opportunities for health care professionals who wish to further their training or get more involved in the provision of sexual health and contraception care.

Training available at Unity Sexual Health

Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare Diploma

The FSRH Diploma is aimed at doctors (DFSRH) and nurses (NDFSRH) who are already working in general practice, community and integrated sexual health services. The Diploma has three stages:

1. Theoretical knowledge – this is based on the Faculty’s clinical guidelines. Trainees must pass an online knowledge assessment (the ‘eKA in SRH’).
2. Course of 5 – five hours of small group-assessed workshops.
3. Clinical experience & assessments in seven topics.

Unity offers clinical placements for the “clinical experience and assessments” stage of the Diploma.

For further information, please contact DFSRHtraining@UHBristol.nhs.uk or visit http://www.fsrh.org/careers-and-training/

 

Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare Letters of Competence (LoCs)

The FSRH LoCs are training programmes aimed at doctors and nurses already working in general practice, community and integrated sexual health services who wish to develop the necessary knowledge, attitude and skills to support women seeking contraception. It will enable them to hold consultations, provide intrauterine (LoC IUT) or subdermal (LoC SDI) contraception competently, and manage any complications or side-effects that may occur.

Unity offers clinical placements for the “clinical training and assessments” stage.

For further information, please contact DFSRHtraining@UHBristol.nhs.uk or visit http://www.fsrh.org/careers-and-training/

 

Medical placements and attachments

If you are a medical student or doctor and would like to arrange a placement or taster day at Unity Sexual Health, please email our Medical Administrator:

diane.anscombe@uhbristol.nhs.uk

 

Nursing placements

If you are a nursing student or qualified nurse and would like to arrange a placement at Unity Sexual Health, please email our Medical Administrator:

fay.webb@uhbristol.nhs.uk

Associated organisations providing training

 

Avon group for Contraception and Sexual health

The Avon Group for Contraception and Sexual Health is a membership group providing training and updates for doctors and nurses who have a special interest in Contraception and Sexual Health. The group aims to provide a high quality of educational meetings (three per year) to doctors, nurses and health advisers, providing contraception sexual and reproductive health care to the populations within Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. This includes primary care and specialist services.

Please see the website (link below) for further information.

http://avoncash.org.uk/

Online learning resources

You may find the following e-learning modules helpful

STIs

E-learning for health programme on sexual and reproductive healthcare http://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/sexual-and-reproductive-healthcare/

E-learning for health programme on sexual health and HIV http://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/sexual-health-and-hiv/

Contraception

RCGP e-learning course on contraception http://elearning.rcgp.org.uk/course/view.php?id=210

LGBT

Bristol learning pool module on trans awareness  Trans awareness course is under the equalities category or at http://bristol.learningpool.com/course/view.php?id=465

Educational Events

Unity organises an annual Spring update day, aimed at supporting primary care in managing patients that present with sexual and reproductive health needs.

Further details will be advertised once next years programme has been finalised. A copy of last years programme is available here.

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