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FSRH Annual Review 2016

File size: 545kb | Date: 18 September 2017 | Governance and Management - PDF

Download and view FSRH's Annual Review for 2016

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FSRH Press Statement Safety of Emergency Contraception

File size: 270kb | Date: 13 September 2017 | FSRH Policy and External Affairs - PDF

FSRH responds to reports in the media questioning the safety of emergency contraception in the context of availability of advance supply online

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FSRH Guidance: Contraception for Women Aged over 40 Years (August 2017)

File size: 784kb | Date: 31 August 2017 | Current Clinical Guidance - PDF

This update of the 2010 Contraception for Women Aged Over 40 Years guideline has been developed by the FSRH and brings together evidence and expert opinion on contraception for women aged over 40 years. The guideline was developed with a team of experts in the relevant fields and has been extensively peer reviewed in accordance with methodology used for developing FSRH Clinical Guidelines. The guidance is intended for use by health professionals working in SRH, general practice and obstetric and gynaecology settings.

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RDCP form example for trainers

File size: 142kb | Date: 12 July 2017 | General Training: Faculty Registered Trainer Documents - PDF

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ACP Example Form

File size: 173kb | Date: 12 July 2017 | General Training: Faculty Registered Trainer Documents - PDF

Download and Read the example ACP form.

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MFSRH Part 1 Handbook

File size: 316kb | Date: 5 July 2017 | Documents - PDF

MFSRH Part 1 Handbook for candidates

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GWG Final Report and Recommendations

File size: 1032kb | Date: 3 July 2017 | Governance and Management - PDF

Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare Governance Working Group Final Report and recommendations July 2015

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Commonly used acronyms eKA

File size: 312kb | Date: 21 June 2017 | Education and Training Documents - PDF

Download this document for your reference.

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Register as an FSRH Guideline Stakeholder

File size: 386kb | Date: 19 June 2017 | Clinical Effectiveness Unit - DOC

Download, fill in and return this form to the CEU to register as an FSRH guideline stakeholder.

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Membership Exam (MFSRH) Example Two

File size: 307kb | Date: 14 June 2017 | FSRH Membership Exams Information (MFSRH) - PDF

Download the Membership Exam (MFSRH) Example Two here.

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Membership Exam EBC Topic 2

File size: 5kb | Date: 14 June 2017 | FSRH Membership Exams Information (MFSRH) - PDF

Download the membership exam EBC Topic 2

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Membership Exam Example One

File size: 186kb | Date: 14 June 2017 | FSRH Membership Exams Information (MFSRH) - PDF

Download the membership Exam example one here.

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Events Listing Request Form

File size: 87kb | Date: 13 June 2017 | External Events Flyers - DOCX

Download the FSRH events request form in a Word Version format here. Return to the Digital Content Manager at digitalmanager@fsrh.org.

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FSRH Statement on release of Office for National Statistics (ONS) Quarterly Conception Rates for Women under 18 data: January - March 2016 ‘TEENAGE CONCEPTION RATES’

File size: 429kb | Date: 25 May 2017 | FSRH Policy and External Affairs - PDF

FSRH welcomes the publication of the ONS’ quarterly statistics on conceptions for women aged under 18 in England and Wales (January to March 2016). Overall, the data shows a continuous decline in under-18 conceptions, including a decrease in rates from 21.8 to 19.9 per 1.000 in comparison to the same quarter last year (January to March 2015). Wales alone shows a slightly bigger decline, from 24.1 to 21.5 per 1.000 for the same period.

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The RCOG and FSRH General Election Manifesto, 2017

File size: 283kb | Date: 5 May 2017 | FSRH Policy and External Affairs - PDF

We want to see the next Government take a life course approach to improve the health of all women and girls at every age and stage of their lives. The next Government needs to invest now and place women at the centre of their own care, educating and empowering them to make informed choices.

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FSRH Clinical Guidance: Quick Starting Contraception - April 2017

File size: 583kb | Date: 25 April 2017 | Current Clinical Guidance - PDF

This FSRH Guideline provides evidence-based recommendations and good practice points for health professionals on the use of quick starting contraception, i.e. starting contraception immediately instead of waiting for the next menstrual cycle. It is intended for any health care professional/health service providing contraception or conception advice in the UK.

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Questions and Answers: Quick Starting Contraception - April 2017

File size: 162kb | Date: 25 April 2017 | CPD Questions and Answers linked to guidance - PDF

This document provides the answers to the CPD questions in the FSRH Guideline: Quick Starting Contraception. 1 CPD credit can be claimed for answering the questions.

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CEU Statement: Weight and contraception (April 2017)

File size: 212kb | Date: 24 April 2017 | Clinical Statements - PDF

This statement summarises the available evidence regarding how contraception may affect a woman’s weight and how a woman’s weight may affect contraceptive efficacy. Looking at each method individually, the CEU advises clinicians on what proven and theoretical associations exist between contraception and weight.

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SRH Essentials Facilitator guidelines

File size: 540kb | Date: 5 April 2017 | SRH Essentials Course - PDF

More information on the role of the SRH Essentials facilitator. Download it and save for future reference

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SRH Essentials Course Organiser Guidelines

File size: 1004kb | Date: 5 April 2017 | SRH Essentials Course - PDF

These guidelines provide advice for a Course Organiser wishing to provide the FSRH “SRH Essentials” course. The guidelines also provide the terms under which a Course Organiser is permitted to hold an “SRH Essentials” course and for the trainees to receive an FSRH generated “Certificate of Attendance”.

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CEU Statement: Management of women taking anticoagulants or antiplatelet medications who request intrauterine contraception or subdermal implants - March 2017

File size: 338kb | Date: 29 March 2017 | Clinical Statements - PDF

This statement aims to encourage the consistent and safe management of women requesting intrauterine contraception (IUC) and subdermal implants (SDI) who are taking anticoagulants or antiplatelet medications. It is primarily aimed at clinicians working in primary care and community sexual and reproductive health clinics.

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CEU Statement: UK MEC 2016 Update (March 2017)

File size: 171kb | Date: 28 March 2017 | Clinical Statements - PDF

Change of UKMEC category for use of progestogen-only injectable contraception by women at high risk of HIV infection from UKMEC1 to UKMEC2

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Evidence Based Commentary for MFSRH

File size: 288kb | Date: 24 March 2017 | FSRH Membership Exams Information (MFSRH) - PDF

A paper on the evidence based commentary component of the MFSRH Exam, published in the journal of family planning and reproductive healthcare.

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MFSRH Part 1 Handbook

File size: 219kb | Date: 24 March 2017 | FSRH Membership Exams Information (MFSRH) - PDF

Information for candidates interested in taking the MFSRH Part 1 Exam. Includes information on syllabus, reading list and example questions.

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Extended Matching Question (JFPRH) MFSRH Exam Part 2

File size: 719kb | Date: 24 March 2017 | FSRH Membership Exams Information (MFSRH) - PDF

A paper on the extended matching question component of the MFSRH Exam Part 2, published in the journal of family planning and reproductive healthcare.

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Diplomate Nomination Form 2017

File size: 79kb | Date: 24 March 2017 | Governance and Management - PDF

Download, print and fill in the Diplomate nomination form for vacancies in 2017.

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Critical Reading Question for MFSRH Part 2

File size: 278kb | Date: 24 March 2017 | FSRH Membership Exams Information (MFSRH) - PDF

A paper on the critical reading question component of the MFSRH Exam part 2, published in the journal of family planning and reproductive healthcare.

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FSRH Position Statement on PSHE and RSE (Feb 2017)

File size: 12kb | Date: 20 March 2017 | FSRH Policy and External Affairs - PDF

FSRH believes that all children and young people have the right to high quality PSHE and RSE. Read and download the statement in full.

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FSRH Position Statement on Disability (Feb 2017)

File size: 88kb | Date: 20 March 2017 | FSRH Policy and External Affairs - PDF

We believe that the sexual rights of people with disabilities should be recognised and appropriately supported. Read and download the document in full.

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FSRH Position Statement on Equality and Diversity (Feb 2017)

File size: 12kb | Date: 20 March 2017 | FSRH Policy and External Affairs - PDF

FSRH believes that staff providing sexual and reproductive healthcare, in whatever setting it is delivered, should treat patients with kindness and respect. Read and download the document in full.

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FSRH Position Statement on Over 25s (Feb 2017)

File size: 88kb | Date: 20 March 2017 | FSRH Policy and External Affairs - PDF

FSRH believes that women across the life course should have confidential, quick access to the contraceptive method most suitable for their health and lifestyle needs. Read and download the document in full.

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FSRH Position Statement on Abortion (Feb 2017)

File size: 89kb | Date: 20 March 2017 | FSRH Policy and External Affairs - PDF

FSRH believes that women should be able to access safe and legal abortion wherever they live in the UK.

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FSRH Position Statement on Men and boys (Feb 2017)

File size: 88kb | Date: 20 March 2017 | FSRH Policy and External Affairs - PDF

FSRH believes the needs and views of men and boys must be included in the conversation about contraceptive care and SRH health more generally. Read and download the document in full.

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FSRH Position Statement on Young People (Feb 2017)

File size: 12kb | Date: 20 March 2017 | FSRH Policy and External Affairs - PDF

FSRH believes that every young person has the right to access high-quality, confidential, contraceptive care. Read and download the document in full.

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Questions and Answers: Emergency Contraception - March 2017

File size: 170kb | Date: 14 March 2017 | CPD Questions and Answers linked to guidance - PDF

This document provides the answers to the CPD questions in the FSRH Guideline Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare: Emergency Contraception. 1 CPD credit can be claimed for answering the questions.

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CEU Clinical Guidance: Emergency Contraception - March 2017

File size: 784kb | Date: 14 March 2017 | Current Clinical Guidance - PDF

This document updates previous Faculty of Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH) guidance and aims to summarise the available evidence on emergency contraception (EC). The guidance is intended for use by health professionals providing EC. This document was updated in May 2017.

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Guidance on claiming tax relief for professional fees

File size: 142kb | Date: 10 March 2017 | FSRH Membership Exams Information (MFSRH) - PDF

The Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH) issue the following guidance on claiming tax relief on professional fees for trainees who are currently in UK core and specialty medical training.

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ACCEA FSRH Application Form 2017

File size: 32kb | Date: 28 February 2017 | Governance and Management - DOCX

Download and save the form. Submission date to FSRH is 26th March 2017.

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MFSRH Appeals Process

File size: 205kb | Date: 15 February 2017 | FSRH Membership Exams Information (MFSRH) - PDF

This document describes how the MFSRH examination maintains its reliability and fairness, and sets out the Faculty policy towards failing candidates.

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CEU Clinical Guidance: Contraception After Pregnancy - January 2017

File size: 1550kb | Date: 24 January 2017 | Current Clinical Guidance - PDF

Contraception After Pregnancy, endorsed by the Royal Colleges: GPs; Obstetricians and Gynaecologists; Nurses and Midwives, aims to guide healthcare professionals to inform and support the women in their care to make planned choices about future pregnancies and improve maternal and child outcomes through optimum spacing between children.

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FSRH External Affairs Assistant Job Description January 2017

File size: 233kb | Date: 12 January 2017 | FSRH Policy and External Affairs - PDF

We are looking for a bright individual towards the beginning of their career, with an interest in healthcare policy and a passion for improving society. Excellent writing skills are essential, as is a broad understanding of communications techniques, including around deployment of media, social media and public affairs to engage policy makers and the general public around the issues that our members and their patients face. A key requirement of the role will be to draw on the experience of FSRH’s members and committees to influence the direction of policy in women’s healthcare in each part of the UK.

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News item - Use of Nexplanon beyond three years - December 2016

File size: 110kb | Date: 4 December 2016 | Clinical Statements - PDF

A recently published multinational trial reports no pregnancies among 311 women who extended use of their existing Nexplanon® to four years and 204 women who continued to five years of use.[

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SRH Essentials Flyer

File size: 109kb | Date: 4 November 2016 | SRH Essentials Course - PDF

SRH Essentials – for nurses working in primary care and the community. A one-day course developed by the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH).

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BHIVA Mentoring Event - 9 December 2016

File size: 80kb | Date: 28 October 2016 | External Events Flyers - PDF

The BASHH / BHIVA Mentoring Group is running a one-day workshop on Friday 9 December 2016 in central London to equip doctors working in sexual health / reproductive health / HIV with the knowledge and skills to take on a mentoring role to other doctors. It will also be a useful update for doctors already in mentoring roles wishing to refresh their knowledge and skills. There will be an opportunity to explore the roles of both mentors and mentees and to discuss ideas and models that you will be able to put into immediate practice.

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Special Skills Module Menopause - Training Workshop

File size: 596kb | Date: 13 October 2016 | Special Skills Modules - PDF

Joint Faculty of Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare & British Menopause Society Two-Day Theory Course for the Certificate in Menopause Care

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GMC Draft Curricula Standards for Consultation

File size: 558kb | Date: 1 October 2016 | FSRH Consultation Response - PDF

Consultation Document produced by the GMC to garner public opinion on their proposed standards for curricula and regulated credentials

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AGM Minutes 2016

File size: 222kb | Date: 23 August 2016 | Governance and Management - PDF

Minutes of the Annual General Meeting of the FSRH in June 2016

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CEU Statement: Pre-conception Care (August 2016)

File size: 167kb | Date: 23 August 2016 | Clinical Statements - PDF

Updated Document - Please note, this document was updated in September 2016. The previous version was published in August 2016.

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Service Standards for Resuscitation in Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - August 2016

File size: 1005kb | Date: 19 August 2016 | Clinical Standards - PDF

Published 2006. Current Version: August 2016 Review date: 2019 This document should be used in conjunction with national guidelines from other relevant professional bodies and locally agreed policies and procedures. It is important that each service identifies the level of equipment and training needed to deal with common emergencies on the basis of a local risk assessment.

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FSRH Annual Review 2015

File size: 5041kb | Date: 1 August 2016 | Governance and Management - PDF

Raising professional standards, improving sexual and reproductive healthcare for all

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CEU Statement: Contraception advice for individuals travelling to Brazil for the 2016 Olympics and their partners (revised 28 July 2016)

File size: 167kb | Date: 28 July 2016 | Clinical Statements - PDF

After reviewing the available body of evidence, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in the USA have concluded that a causal relationship exists between prenatal Zika virus infection and microcephaly and other serious brain anomalies. Cases of locally-transmitted Zika virus are still being reported in Brazil and most of its neighbouring countries.

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FSRH Briefing on the PHE Teenage Mothers Young Fathers Support Framework

File size: 279kb | Date: 13 July 2016 | FSRH Policy and External Affairs - PDF

A quick FSRH guide outlining how those commissioning and delivering sexual and reproductive healthcare across different care settings can implement PHE’s best practice, multi-agency approach and sets out a bank of resources to support its delivery

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FSRH CEU Switching Document - July 2016

File size: 230kb | Date: 4 July 2016 | Current Clinical Guidance - PDF

This quick guide advises on effective starting or switching between contraceptive methods to reduce the risk of unplanned pregnancy. It summarises information from existing FSRH guidance documents. This guide should be used in conjunction with clinical judgment in individual situations. Updated in July 2016

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FSRH Response to the HSC Maternity Services Inquiry

File size: 385kb | Date: 16 June 2016 | FSRH Response - PDF

FSRH response to the Heath Select Committee’s Inquiry into Maternity Services and the National Maternity Review’s report Better Births: Improving outcomes of maternity services in England

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FSRH Statement on U18 Conceptions - Quarterly Stats (MAY 2016)

File size: 218kb | Date: 9 June 2016 | FSRH Policy and External Affairs - PDF

FSRH responds to data released by the ONS revealing a downward trend in under 18 conceptions and assesses the implications of this continued decrease in teenage pregnancies.

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CEU Statement: Intravascular insertion of Nexplanon® - June 2016

File size: 161kb | Date: 1 June 2016 | Clinical Statements - PDF

This CEU Statement provides guidance to healthcare professionals in response to a letter circulated by MSD to healthcare professionals in the UK regarding a small number of reports of Nexplanon contraceptive implants inadvertently inserted into blood vessels.

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Privacy Policy

File size: 109kb | Date: 24 May 2016 | FSRH Policy and External Affairs - PDF

Privacy Policy - Last updated May 2016

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Terms of Use

File size: 115kb | Date: 24 May 2016 | FSRH Policy and External Affairs - PDF

Terms of Use - Updated May 2016

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Website Accessibility Policy

File size: 90kb | Date: 24 May 2016 | FSRH Policy and External Affairs - PDF

Website Accessibility Policy - Updated May 2016

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Course of 5 - Convenor Checklist

File size: 142kb | Date: 19 May 2016 | General Training: Course of Five (5) Information - PDF

Download the document and save.

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MFSRH Part 1 Syllabus

File size: 47kb | Date: 17 May 2016 | FSRH Membership Exams Information (MFSRH) - PDF

Read more about the MFSRH Part 1 Syllabus

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UKMEC 2016

File size: 2237kb | Date: 17 May 2016 | Current Clinical Guidance - PDF

Download and save the UKMEC 2016. Published in April 2016. Updated July 2017.

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UKMEC 2016 Summary Sheets

File size: 394kb | Date: 17 May 2016 | Current Clinical Guidance - PDF

Download and save the UKMEC 2016 Summary Sheets. Updated July 2017.

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MFSRH Examination Regulations

File size: 172kb | Date: 17 May 2016 | FSRH Membership Exams Information (MFSRH) - PDF

Read more about the MFSRH Exam Regulations

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EBC Guidance Notes

File size: 215kb | Date: 17 May 2016 | FSRH Membership Exams Information (MFSRH) - PDF

Read through the EBC Guidance Notes before writing your topic answer

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Questions and Answers: Male and Female Sterilisation

File size: 120kb | Date: 16 May 2016 | CPD Questions and Answers linked to guidance - PDF

Claiming CPD credits 1 CPD credit can be claimed for reading the guidance. 1 CPD credit can be claimed for answering the questions.

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FSRH Statement ~MyPillStory

File size: 347kb | Date: 11 May 2016 | FSRH Policy and External Affairs - PDF

In early April 2016, many UK women were taking to Twitter using the hashtag #MyPillStory to share their experiences of using the contraceptive pill and difficulties in accessing contraceptive methods

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CSRH Curriculum

File size: 1126kb | Date: 28 April 2016 | Specialty - PDF

CSRH Curriculum

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Dummy Details for e-portfolio site

File size: 7kb | Date: 28 April 2016 | General Training: Faculty Registered Trainer Documents - PDF

Dummy Details for e-portfolio site

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Diploma Training Learning Outcomes

File size: 156kb | Date: 26 April 2016 | General Training: Diploma and Nurse Diploma Documents - PDF

Read more about the Diploma Learning Outcomes

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FSRH Statement on NI Abortion Guidelines 29.03.16

File size: 141kb | Date: 29 March 2016 | FSRH Policy and External Affairs - PDF

In this statement FSRH welcomes the commitment to provision of pregnancy and parenting options advice, post-abortion counselling and clarity provided by specific statements in the guidance.

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FSRH Consultation Response to HEE England Proposed Nursing Associate Role Mar 2016

File size: 250kb | Date: 18 March 2016 | FSRH Consultation Response - PDF

FSRH welcomes Health Education England’s consultation on the proposed nursing support role, the ‘Nursing Associate’. We believe that this new, middle tier role will enhance patient care and public confidence in nursing. The role represents an opportunity to grow and diversify the current nursing profession – providing an alternative route into nursing, whilst also supporting the delivery of fundamental, basic care.

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RecertFellowsMembersLogbook

File size: 99kb | Date: 15 March 2016 | General Training Recertification - XLS

RecertFellowsMembersLogbook

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AGM minutes 2015

File size: 177kb | Date: 15 March 2016 | Governance and Management - PDF

AGM minutes 2015

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Specialty Module 2

File size: 313kb | Date: 15 March 2016 | Specialty - PDF

Specialty Module 2

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Specialty Module 3

File size: 403kb | Date: 15 March 2016 | Specialty - PDF

Specialty Module 3

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Specialty Module 4

File size: 296kb | Date: 15 March 2016 | Specialty - PDF

Specialty Module 4

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Specialty Module 6

File size: 324kb | Date: 15 March 2016 | Specialty - PDF

Specialty Module 6

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Specialty Module 9

File size: 274kb | Date: 15 March 2016 | Specialty - PDF

Specialty Module 9

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Specialty Module 12

File size: 312kb | Date: 15 March 2016 | Specialty - PDF

Specialty Module 12

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Specialty Module 1

File size: 291kb | Date: 15 March 2016 | Specialty - PDF

Specialty Module 1

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Specialty Module 5

File size: 312kb | Date: 15 March 2016 | Specialty - PDF

Specialty Module 5

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Specialty Module 7

File size: 313kb | Date: 15 March 2016 | Specialty - PDF

Specialty Module 7

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Specialty Module 8

File size: 331kb | Date: 15 March 2016 | Specialty - PDF

Specialty Module 8

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Specialty Module 10

File size: 255kb | Date: 15 March 2016 | Specialty - PDF

Specialty Module 10

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Specialty Module 11

File size: 260kb | Date: 15 March 2016 | Specialty - PDF

Specialty Module 11

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Specialty Module 14

File size: 290kb | Date: 15 March 2016 | Specialty - PDF

Specialty Module 14

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Specialty Module 15

File size: 347kb | Date: 15 March 2016 | Specialty - PDF

Specialty Module 15

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Specialty Module 13

File size: 251kb | Date: 15 March 2016 | Specialty - PDF

Specialty Module 13

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Questions and Answers: Progestogen Only Pills

File size: 117kb | Date: 15 March 2016 | CPD Questions and Answers linked to guidance - PDF

Claiming CPD credits 1 CPD credit can be claimed for reading the guidance. 1 CPD credit can be claimed for answering the questions.

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NES_DummyAccount

File size: 7kb | Date: 15 March 2016 | General Training: Diploma and Nurse Diploma Documents - PDF

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General Training Reflective Practice Resources

File size: 103kb | Date: 15 March 2016 | General Training: Faculty Registered Trainer Documents - PDF

General Training Reflective Practice Resources - We have put together some suggested resources for those who would like to learn more about being a reflective practitioner.

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General Training FRT How To Become FRT

File size: 161kb | Date: 15 March 2016 | General Training: Faculty Registered Trainer Documents - PDF

General Training FRT How To Become FRT. (Updated June 2017).

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FRT Application Form

File size: 229kb | Date: 15 March 2016 | General Training: Faculty Registered Trainer Documents - PDF

FRT Application Form. (Updated June 2017).

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Course of 5 Facilitators Guidelines

File size: 244kb | Date: 15 March 2016 | General Training: Faculty Registered Trainer Documents - PDF

Course of 5 Facilitators Guidelines

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C5 Registration Form

File size: 36kb | Date: 15 March 2016 | General Training: Faculty Registered Trainer Documents - DOCX

C5 Registration Form

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FSRH Articles of Association

File size: 234kb | Date: 15 March 2016 | Governance and Management - PDF

Company No. 2804213 Incorporated 26 March 1993 as a Company exempt from the requirement to use the word ‘Limited’

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RecordingFGM

File size: 162kb | Date: 15 March 2016 | Documents - PDF

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Questions and Answers: Guidance Implants

File size: 157kb | Date: 15 March 2016 | CPD Questions and Answers linked to guidance - PDF

Claiming CPD credits 1 CPD credit can be claimed for reading the guidance. 1 CPD credit can be claimed for answering the questions.

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FSRH Clinical Guidance: Progestogen-only Pills - March 2015

File size: 638kb | Date: 15 March 2016 | Current Clinical Guidance - PDF

This guidance provides evidence-based recommendations and good practice points for health professionals on the use of progestogen-only pills currently available in the UK. It is intended for any health care professional or health service providing contraception or conception advice in the UK.

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DoHstatementEC

File size: 173kb | Date: 15 March 2016 | Documents - PDF

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FSRH Vision 2020

File size: 1305kb | Date: 15 March 2016 | Governance and Management - PDF

20:20 Vision – FSRH Focussed Strategic Review for implementation 2013-2015 by Dr Alison Bigrigg

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SpecialtyFormRpartB

File size: 431kb | Date: 15 March 2016 | Specialty - PDF

SpecialtyFormRpartB

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Income Declaration Form

File size: 141kb | Date: 15 March 2016 | Governance and Management - PDF

Income Declaration Form

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FSRH Vision

File size: 7870kb | Date: 15 March 2016 | Most popular - PDF

Developed with and by FSRH members the Vision is designed to demonstrate that good SRH is key to healthy lives - beginning with education and ending with encouraging post-reproductive health and truly reflecting a person’s life course.

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Course of 5 Trainee Guidelines

File size: 252kb | Date: 15 March 2016 | General Training: Diploma and Nurse Diploma Documents - PDF

Read the Course of 5 Trainee Guidelines in full here. (Updated June 2017)

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Questions and Answers: Fertility Awareness Methods

File size: 117kb | Date: 15 March 2016 | CPD Questions and Answers linked to guidance - PDF

Claiming CPD credits 1 CPD credit can be claimed for reading the guidance. 1 CPD credit can be claimed for answering the questions.

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CEU Statement: Sodium Valproate and Pregnancy Risks (February 2016)

File size: 218kb | Date: 1 February 2016 | Clinical Statements - PDF

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) recently launched a toolkit for healthcare professionals (HCPs) regarding sodium valproate in order to communicate its teratogenic effects. The CEU recommends that all HCPs be prepared to provide information about and access to effective contraception for women who have undergone treatment with valproate-related medicines.

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FSRH Response Health Select Committee Inquiry Comprehensive Spending Review Dec 2015

File size: 608kb | Date: 1 December 2015 | FSRH Consultation Response - PDF

FSRH welcomes the Health Select Committee’s Inquiry into the impact of the Comprehensive Spending Review on health and social care. Our response is focused on the cuts to the public health. We are extremely concerned that the Chancellor’s announcement of a further 3.9% annual cut to public health budgets, on top of the £200 million previously announced, will have a disastrous impact on contraceptive provision in England.

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FSRH Response to the Department of Health’s consultation on the Government’s mandate to NHS England Nov 2015

File size: 354kb | Date: 1 November 2015 | FSRH Consultation Response - PDF

We are particularly keen to demonstrate our agreement with the Government’s overarching aims for the Mandate to NHS England, as well as its priorities for the health and care system. As the representative body of the bulk of SRH healthcare professionals in the UK, we unreservedly support the prioritisation of preventing ill-health and supporting people to live healthier lives.

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FSRH Response to the NHS Maternity Review online Consultation Nov 2015

File size: 435kb | Date: 1 November 2015 | FSRH Consultation Response - PDF

The FSRH believes that at present there is a missed opportunity in maternity services. Within these services there is failure to utilise health care professionals to raise the issue of contraception both antenatally and postnatally.

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CEU Product Review Eloine Daylette Nov 2015

File size: 100kb | Date: 1 November 2015 | New Product Reviews - PDF

How effective is 20mcgEE/3mgDRSP as contraception? 20mcgEE/3mg DRSP is of comparable effectiveness to other combined oral contraceptives. [1,2,3] A large US observational study reports lower failure rates amongst users of a 24/4 EE/DRSP regimen than a 21/7 EE/DRSP regimen. The study also suggests greater contraceptive effectiveness of a 24/4 EE/DRSP regimen than with a 24/4 regimen containing EE in combination with norethisterone.

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FSRH Response to the Department of Health's Consultation on 'Refreshing the Public Health Outcomes Framework' Oct 2015

File size: 376kb | Date: 1 October 2015 | FSRH Consultation Response - PDF

As an organisation focused on sexual and reproductive health – a key component of public health - the FSRH welcomes this review into the efficiency of existing public health indicators. This offers an opportunity to strengthen the PHOF in particular to take into account the sexual and reproductive health of the entire population.

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FSRH Standards Service Standards on Confidentiality Oct 2015

File size: 622kb | Date: 1 October 2015 | Clinical Standards - PDF

The Faculty’s Service Standards for Sexual Health Services also includes a standard on confidentiality. It is essential, if the legal requirements are to be met and the trust of patients is to be retained, that the NHS provides, and is seen to provide, a confidential service. This is of particular importance to matters relating to sexual and reproductive health and services need to keep up to date with current national policies and guidance.

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CEU Statement: Response to the FDA Review of Essure® (October 2015)

File size: 49kb | Date: 1 October 2015 | Clinical Statements - PDF

Essure® is a form of female sterilisation which involves the hysteroscopic insertion of flexible micro-inserts into the proximal section of the fallopian tubes and is undertaken without general anaesthesia.

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CEU Statement: Response to the BMJ paper by Mao et. al. (October 2015)

File size: 44kb | Date: 1 October 2015 | Clinical Statements - PDF

A large observational study from the United States found that the risk of unintended pregnancy after Essure sterilisation was similar to that after surgical sterilisation. However just over 2% of women who had Essure sterilisation required a further operation related to the sterilisation procedure within a year.

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FSRH Response to Health Select Committee Inquiry Into Primary Care Sept 2015

File size: 569kb | Date: 1 September 2015 | FSRH Consultation Response - PDF

In its capacity as a specialist SRH organisation, the FSRH welcome the opportunity to outline to the Health Select Committee the challenges that are facing the delivery of contraceptive care in the primary care setting, both in the strict sense of General Practice clinics and the ways in which restrictions on Specialist Contraceptive Services are negatively impacting upon GP workload.

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CEU Statement: Self-Administration of Sayana Press® (September 2015)

File size: 61kb | Date: 1 September 2015 | Clinical Statements - PDF

The CEU supports the self administration of Sayana Press® because of its potential benefits to women and services. It offers women greater choice and more autonomy over their contraception and fertility.

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FSRH Response to the Department of Health Consultation on Local Authority Public Health Allocations 2015/16: In-year Savings (Aug 2015)

File size: 524kb | Date: 1 August 2015 | FSRH Consultation Response - PDF

The FSRH welcomes this consultation on Local Authority health allocations for in-year savings in 2015/16. We, however, would like to express our grave concerns regarding the impact of such cuts on sexual and reproductive health if the Government’s plans go ahead. We also acknowledge and support the response from BASHH with regards to this consultation.

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FSRH Clinical Guidance: Problematic Bleeding with Hormonal Contraception - July 2015

File size: 659kb | Date: 1 July 2015 | Current Clinical Guidance - PDF

This guidance provides evidence-based recommendations and good practice points for health professionals on the management of problematic bleeding in women using hormonal contraception currently available in the UK. It is intended for any health care professional or health service providing contraception or conception advice in the UK.

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CEU Statement: Provision of LARC methods to young women in the UK (July 2015)

File size: 219kb | Date: 1 July 2015 | Clinical Statements - PDF

The recent article in the Telegraph newspaper has highlighted the complex issues surrounding sexual activity in young women in the UK. Whilst it is true that the legal age of consent to sexual activity in the UK is 16 years, surveys suggest that almost one in three young people will have had sexual intercourse by this age.

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FSRH Clinical Guidance: Fertility Awareness Methods - June 2015

File size: 2100kb | Date: 1 June 2015 | Current Clinical Guidance - PDF

This is a new guidance document that provides evidence-based recommendations and good practice points on the use of fertility awareness methods (FAM) for the purpose of preventing and/or spacing pregnancies. It is intended for any health care professional or health service providing contraception or conception advice in the UK.

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CEU Statement: Use of COC and risk of VTE (May 2015)

File size: 217kb | Date: 1 May 2015 | Clinical Statements - PDF

The BMJ today publishes the findings of a large UK observational study by Vinogradova et al looking at the association between combined oral contraception (COC) and risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE). The authors conducted two nested case-control studies utilising data from the UK QResearch and Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD) databases.

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FSRH Clinical Guidance: Intrauterine Contraception - April 2015

File size: 994kb | Date: 1 April 2015 | Current Clinical Guidance - PDF

This guidance provides evidence-based recommendations and good practice points for health professionals on the use of intrauterine contraception (IUC) currently available in the UK. It is intended for any health care professional or health service providing contraception or conception advice in the UK.

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CEU New Product Review Levosert Apr 2015

File size: 76kb | Date: 1 April 2015 | New Product Reviews - PDF

Levosert® is a levonorgestrel intrauterine system (LNG-IUS) newly launched in the UK for contraception and management of heavy menstrual bleeding. It contains 52mg levonorgestrel (identical to Mirena®) in a reservoir mounted on a T-shaped polyethylene frame.

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CEU Statement: Glioma and Hormonal Contraception (February 2015)

File size: 209kb | Date: 1 February 2015 | Clinical Statements - PDF

Gliomas are glial cell tumours which can occur in the spinal cord or the brain and are the most common type of brain tumour. They vary greatly in their likely rate of growth, differentiation and prognosis. Glioblastoma multiforme is the most common and most aggressive primary brain tumour.

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FSRH Service Standards Consultations in SRH 2015

File size: 439kb | Date: 1 January 2015 | Clinical Standards - PDF

This standard provides guidance on the best practice for clinicians conducting Consultations in Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare to provide safe, efficient and effective healthcare that is patient centred and equitable.

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CEU Statement: Depot Medroxyprogesterone Acetate (DMPA, Depo- Provera) and Risk of HIV Acquisition (January 2015)

File size: 297kb | Date: 1 January 2015 | Clinical Statements - PDF

Progestogen-only injectable contraception is widely used across the world and is particularly popular in resource poor countries with a high incidence of HIV infection e.g. in sub-Saharan Africa. It is clearly important therefore to establish whether there is any relationship between the use of injectable contraception and increased risk of HIV acquisition.

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FSRH Clinical Guidance: Progestogen-only Injectable contraception - December 2014

File size: 786kb | Date: 1 December 2014 | Current Clinical Guidance - PDF

This guidance provides evidence-based recommendations and good practice points for health professionals on the use of progestogen-only injectables (depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA), Depo-Provera) currently available in the UK. It is intended for any health care professional or health service providing contraception or conception advice in the UK.

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FSRH Statement: Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) and Hormonal Contraception Nov 2014

File size: 251kb | Date: 1 November 2014 | Clinical Statements - PDF

This statement updates and replaces the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) Green-top Guideline No. 40 on the same topic. It summarises Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH) recommendations and relevant information found within FSRH clinical guidance.

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CEU Statement: COC and Stroke (November 2014)

File size: 75kb | Date: 1 November 2014 | Clinical Statements - PDF

Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH) guidance on Combined Hormonal Contraception1 (CHC), including combined oral contraceptive pills (COC), states that available data regarding the risk of stroke related to the use of CHC is conflicting. Although a meta-analysis reported a two-fold increase in the risk of ischaemic stroke with the use of low dose COCs, other studies have not found that COC use results in a statistically significant increased risk of ischaemic or haemorrhagic stroke.

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FSRH Clinical Guidance: Male and Female Sterilisation - September 2014

File size: 2044kb | Date: 1 September 2014 | Current Clinical Guidance - PDF

This guidance provides evidence-based recommendations and good practice points for health professionals on elective male sterilisation (vasectomy) and female sterilisation (tubal occlusion) in the UK. It is intended for any health care professional or service that undertakes or refers individuals for either procedure. This guidance has been jointly developed with the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG).

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CEU Statement: COC and Mood (August 2014)

File size: 57kb | Date: 1 August 2014 | Clinical Statements - PDF

There have been recent discussions in the media (press and radio) about combined oral contraception and its effect on mood. While mood changes and depression are often cited as a side effect of oral contraceptive use, and a reason for discontinuation, evidence supporting an association is generally lacking.

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CEU New Product Review Caya Aug 2014

File size: 240kb | Date: 1 August 2014 | New Product Reviews - PDF

Diaphragms are non-hormonal barrier methods of contraception that protect women against pregnancy by preventing sperm reaching the cervix. A single size contraceptive cap, FemCap, has been available since 2004, but until recently diaphragm products have been made in a range of sizes and designs. As a result women may have been required to try several types of diaphragm during the fitting process.

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CEU Statement: COC and Breast Cancer (August 2014)

File size: 82kb | Date: 1 August 2014 | Clinical Statements - PDF

New evidence published in Cancer Research http://cancerres.aacrjournals.org/content/74/15/4078.abstract suggests an increased risk of breast cancer associated with use of ‘high dose’ combined oral contraceptives (COC).

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FSRH Clinical Standards Record Keeping Jul 2014

File size: 490kb | Date: 1 July 2014 | Clinical Standards - PDF

Good record keeping ensures that clinicians and other staff can readily access information to provide efficient and high quality care. It facilitates continuity of care whilst informing and justifying decision making in a manner that it is clear to all. In the event of complaints, untoward incidents and medico-legal cases, accurate and comprehensive documentation supports efficient resolution. In addition, good clinical records support audit, management, planning, policy, commissioning and research.

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FSRH Clinical Standards for Risk Management Jul 2014

File size: 275kb | Date: 1 July 2014 | Clinical Standards - PDF

Risk Management is an approach to improving the quality and safety of health care by identifying circumstances that put patients and staff at risk and acting to prevent or control those risks.

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FSRH Clinical Standards on Obtaining Valid Consent Jul 2014

File size: 510kb | Date: 1 July 2014 | Clinical Standards - PDF

This standard provides guidance on the best practice for clinicians conducting Consultations in Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare to provide safe, efficient and effective healthcare that is patient centred and equitable.

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FSRH Clinical Standard Supporting Doctors' Appriasal and Revalidation in SRH Apr 2014

File size: 761kb | Date: 1 April 2014 | Clinical Standards - PDF

With the introduction of the process of revalidation for doctors, appraisal has been standardised and this has been supported by the Medical Appraisal Guide, Model Appraisal Form Guidance for this has already been published by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare outlining what supporting evidence should be provided at appraisal.

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CEU New Product Review Jaydess Apr 2014

File size: 165kb | Date: 1 April 2014 | New Product Reviews - PDF

Jaydess® is a levonorgestrel intrauterine system (LNG-IUS) newly launched in the UK for contraception. It is a smaller, lower dose version of the Mirena® LNG-IUS.

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FSRH Quality Standard Contraceptive Services

File size: 614kb | Date: 1 April 2014 | Clinical Standards - PDF

A quality contraceptive service is vital in giving women and men of all ages choice and control over their reproduction, and is key to avoiding unplanned pregnancies and planning families. Contraception is a highly cost-effective intervention, which plays an important public health role in improving the lives of individuals, families and communities.

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CEU Statement: St Johns Wort and Hormonal Contraception (March 2014)

File size: 102kb | Date: 1 March 2014 | Clinical Statements - PDF

St Johns wort is a herbal product that is used for depressive symptoms and is known to have enzyme-inducing effects on cytochrome p450 enzymes. The MHRA statement highlights that in the last quarter of 2013, two ‘Yellow Card’ reports were received relating to unplanned pregnancies, in women with progestogen-only implants, suspected to be the result of an interaction with St John’s wort.

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CEU Statement: Oral Contraceptives and Multiple Sclerosis (March 2014)

File size: 59kb | Date: 1 March 2014 | Clinical Statements - PDF

Various news stories have reported the findings detailed in the AAN press release which stated that compared to women who did not use hormonal contraceptives, women who did, were 35 percent more likely to develop Multiple Sclerosis and that the findings suggested that hormonal contraception may be contributing to the rise in the rate of MS among women.

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FSRH Clinical Standards Medicine Management Feb 2014

File size: 385kb | Date: 1 February 2014 | Clinical Standards - PDF

Medicines Management is the clinical, cost effective and safe use of medicines to ensure patients get the maximum benefit from the medicines they need, while at the same time minimising potential harm. The Safe and Secure Handling of Medicines, A Team Approach published in March 2005, gives definitive and detailed guidance on medicines management within all NHS organisations in the UK.

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FSRH Clinical Guidance: Progestogen-only Implants - February 2014

File size: 710kb | Date: 1 February 2014 | Current Clinical Guidance - PDF

This guidance provides evidence-based recommendations and good practice points for health professionals on the use of progestogen-only implants currently available in the UK. It is intended for any health care professional or health service providing contraception or conception advice in the UK.

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CEU Statement: Response to new reports of link between COC and Glaucoma (November 2013)

File size: 55kb | Date: 1 November 2013 | Clinical Statements - PDF

Following a presentation at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology a number of media reports have reported a possible link between use of combined oral contraception (COC) and glaucoma. There is limited data investigating combined hormonal contraceptives on glaucoma. One cohort study suggested that 5 or more years of COC use was associated with a 25% increase in the risk of glaucoma. Two UK cohort studies did not find consistent evidence of an increased risk.

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CEU Statement: Response to recommendations from the Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) in relation to prescribing of CHC (October 2013)

File size: 98kb | Date: 1 October 2013 | Clinical Statements - PDF

Following concerns in France about the risk of thromboembolism associated with the constituents of different combined hormonal contraceptives, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) started a review of the benefits and risks of the socalled third and fourth generation (newer) combined hormonal contraceptives (CHCs) in February of this year.

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CEU New Product Review Sayana Press Jun 2013

File size: 140kb | Date: 1 June 2013 | New Product Reviews - PDF

Injectable progestogen-only contraception is a popular and effective method of contraception and until now, in the UK has largely been administered as Depo-Provera®, an intramuscular (IM) injection of 150mg medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA).

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CEU Statement: Strengthening of Warnings about use of Dianette and other brands of co-cyprindiol (June 2013)

File size: 58kb | Date: 1 June 2013 | Clinical Statements - PDF

Following a recent safety review, a letter has been issued to healthcare professionals from the manufacturers of Dianette® and other cyproterone acetate 2 mg/ ethinylestradiol 35 mcg (co-cyprindiol) products. The review by the Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) followed concerns about the risk of thrombosis associated with co-cyprindiol. With the agreement of the EMA and Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Authority (MHRA), a letter has been issued to raise awareness of the thrombosis risks and the outcome of the review.

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CEU Statement/Review Estradiol/Nomegestrol Combined Pill, Zoely May 2013

File size: 269kb | Date: 1 May 2013 | New Product Reviews - PDF

The combined oral contraceptive Zoely® (Merck, Sharp, and Dohme Limited) has been licensed in Europe since 2011 and will be available in the UK from May 2013. Zoely will be the second UK combined oral contraceptive (COC) to contain estradiol and to be formulated as an extended regimen since the introduction of Qlaira® (Bayer plc.)

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FSRH Clinical Standards All Service Standards Jan 2013

File size: 7901kb | Date: 1 January 2013 | Clinical Standards - PDF

These Standards are recommended for organisations providing contraceptive/sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services, including pregnancy planning, pregnancy choices, abortion, prevention and treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), as well as sexual wellbeing and health promotion.

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FSRH Clinical Standards for Resuscitation Jan 2013

File size: 1123kb | Date: 1 January 2013 | Clinical Standards - PDF

This document provides standards for resuscitation in sexual and reproductive health service settings. This document should be used in conjunction with national guidelines from other relevant professional bodies and locally agreed policies and procedures. It is important that each service identifies the level of equipment and training needed to deal with common emergencies on the basis of a local risk assessment.

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CEU Statement: Contraceptive Options for Women with Prolactinoma (September 2012)

File size: 102kb | Date: 1 September 2012 | Clinical Statements - PDF

A prolactinoma is a benign pituitary gland tumour that results in the over production of prolactin (hyperprolactinaemia). Microprolactinomas are small and measure less than 10mm. Those measuring more than 10mm are known as macroprolactinomas. Symptoms of prolactinoma are caused by too much prolactin or from the pressure of a macroprolactinoma on surrounding tissues.

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FSRH Clinical Guidance: Combined Hormonal Contraception - August 2012

File size: 823kb | Date: 1 August 2012 | Current Clinical Guidance - PDF

This guidance provides evidence-based recommendations and good practice points for health professionals on the use of combined hormonal contraceptives (i.e. the combined oral contraceptive pill, transdermal patch and combined vaginal ring) currently available in the UK. It is intended for any health care professional or health service providing contraception or conception advice in the UK.

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FSRH Clinical Guidance: Barrier Methods Contraception and STI Prevention - August 2012

File size: 903kb | Date: 1 August 2012 | Current Clinical Guidance - PDF

This guidance provides evidence-based recommendations and good practice points for health professionals on the use of barrier methods for contraception and STI prevention. It is intended for any health care professional or health service providing contraception or conception advice in the UK.

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FSRH Clinical Guidance: Contraceptive Choices for Young People (March 2010)

File size: 719kb | Date: 1 March 2010 | Current Clinical Guidance - PDF

This guidance provides evidence-based recommendations and good practice points for health professionals providing contraceptive services to young people in the UK. This guidance is most relevant to young people under 18 years of age but may also apply to young people up to the age of 25 years. This guidane is being prioritised for updating in 2017.

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Statement from the FSRH Clinical Standards Committee, the Clinical Effectiveness Committee and the Associate Members’ Working Group on the prescription, administration or supply of Contraceptive Medicines for use outside the terms of their licences Dec 09

File size: 65kb | Date: 1 December 2009 | Clinical Standards - PDF

The above committees have agreed that Clinical Effectiveness Unit Guidance on use of contraceptives is guidance on “common practice” and “current practice” in the use of these medicines and devices. Therefore it is recommended that it may not be necessary for clinicians to document every occasion when a contraceptive preparation is prescribed outside the product licence if such use falls within current guidance issued by the Faculty’s Clinical Effectiveness Unit.

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CEU Statement: Oral Contraceptive Use and Cancer Risk (September 2007)

File size: 81kb | Date: 1 September 2007 | Clinical Statements - PDF

This study supports the use of the oral contraceptive pill as a safe and effective method of contraception. The study confirms findings from other studies about the protective effects of oral contraceptive use in reducing the risk of certain types of cancer.

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Maintaining Good Medical Practice

File size: 270kb | Date: 1 March 2001 | Clinical Standards - PDF

It has always been a professional responsibility to provide the highest standard of care within the community. However, recently, doctors within the United Kingdom are expected to be able to demonstrate their fitness to practice within clinical governance and revalidation. In line with other professional groups and particularly in line with the Colleges and Faculties with whom we work - the RCOG, the RCGP and the Faculty of Public Health Medicine - it is important for us to demonstrate the elements of maintaining good medical practice within our specialist areas.