The Abortion Care SSM is for healthcare professionals in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland who work regularly in the field of abortion care – such as doctors, nurses and midwives.
The consultation and medical abortion blocks of the SSM are open to doctors, nurses and midwives. The surgical abortion blocks are only open to doctors. You can specify which blocks you are applying for in your application.
The essential entry requirements are:
- Fully registered with the GMC or NMC
- Working in SRH, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, primary care or any other speciality related to women’s health care
- Those undertaking training in later surgical procedures must be competent in the earlier gestation procedures and have the relevant surgical skills required to deal with complications
The desirable entry requirements are:
- Holding a relevant post-registration qualification in contraception or sexual health (e.g. DFSRH for doctors, and a sexual health qualification or NFSRH for nurses and midwives)