Equivalence (CESR)

The Curriculum for the new specialty of Community Sexual and Reproductive Health has been approved by the Postgraduate Medical Education Board (PMETB) now merged with the General Medical council (GMC) (1 April 2010).

The latest approved version of the Faculty’s specialty specific guidance (SSG) document, which is based on the latest curricula and information provided to the GMC, is shown on the GMC site.

Doctors who wish to find out more about the application process for a CESR should refer to the GMC´s specialty specific guidance for CESR and CEGPR applicants available on its website. This pack provides applicants with the generic information they need to start putting together an application.

In order for you to be successful in your application it is mandatory that the evidence you supply in your Equivalence application must demonstrate that you have achieved all the requirements and competencies as set out in the CSRH curriculum Modules 1-15

Further information:


The GMC website has information on timescales and procedure involved in submitting the application, so it is suggested that you visit the GMC website for essential information. The following links might also prove useful:

Application for a grant to assist with your Equivalence (CESR) application:
If you are applying for Equivalence (CESR), there is an opportunity to apply for a grant towards your application. Grants will be awarded up to £5,000 per successful applicant. To see whether you are eligible and meet our criteria please review and submit your application on this page

Personal beliefs guidance:

At the time of application for your FSRH qualification, you need to confirm you have read the 6 principles of care as outlined in the “Guidance for those undertaking or recertifying FSRH qualifications whose personal beliefs conflict with the provision of abortion or any method of contraception” and agree to abide by them in practice. It is, therefore, important to have read this document prior to commencing training.