Welcome to the FSRH
FSRH is a faculty of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists established on the 26th March 1993 as the Faculty of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care. In 2007 the organisation changed its name to the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare as this was more relevant to the current functions of the specialty.
The Faculty grants diplomas, certificates, fellowships and equivalent recognition of specialist knowledge and skills in sexual and reproductive health care.
As a body it promotes conferences and lectures, provides a clinical advisory service and publishes the Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care.
Medical Education Courses:
Sexually Transmitted Infections in Primary Care 2013
This RCGP guideline, endorsed by BASHH, is now available on the BASHH website, Guidelines section (See OTHER CLINICAL GUIDANCE ENDORSED BY BASHH).
Sexual health improvement framework published
The Department of Health has now published its document ‘A Framework for Sexual Health Improvement in England’ which sets out the government’s ambitions for improving sexual health.
IMPORTANT CHANGE TO MEMBERSHIP EXAMINATION REGULATIONS
Following this April's Part 1 and June's Part 2 new regulations concerning attempts at the examination and time permitted will change both for new entrants and those already in the system.
Sexual Health Commissioning FAQs
Below is a link to these Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) which have been produced by the Local Government Association (LGA) and Public Health England. They address a number of transitional issues relating to the transfer of responsibility for commissioning sexual health services to local government.
Cuts to services set to saddle UK with a £136.7 billion NHS and welfare burden by 2020
The FPA and Brook have today launched the report commissioned as part of their XES campaign which can be accessed on the link below. This outlines the financial and economic impacts of restricted contraceptive and sexual health services Unprotected Nation Executive Summary (PDF)
Time limiting of CCT applications – GMC update
From 31 March 2013, all applications for a CCT (or CP) must be made within 12 months of a doctor's expected completion of training date. This change also affects doctors who are currently eligible to apply but haven’t yet done so. Complete details are shown at http://www.gmc-uk.org/cctchanges
The GMC has also published a flyer which captures the key points around this change http://www.gmc-uk.org/SGPC___CCT_flyer___DC3249.pdf_50700429.pdf
Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care - updates
The following are now available on ‘The Journal’ section: Online first, Blog and Podcasts