Experienced Practitioners - Please note, if you have undertaken training at another provider some time ago, you may be eligible to undertake a shortened pathway which takes into account past clinical experience. However, all parts of the programme below (including passing the eKA) need to be completed. The page for 'experienced practitioner' of the Training Record should be completed in this instance.
Entry Requirements - Read the training requirements and ensure anaphylaxis training is up to date
The full list of entry requirements including the gynaeological skills needed are detailed in the training requirements.
FSRH Diploma or LoCs - requirement for anaphylaxis training
The entry requirements for the DFSRH, LoC SDI and LoC IUT include the need for trainees to provide evidence that they are up to date with Basic Life Support and Anaphylaxis Training in accordance with their employer’s local policy. Trainees are encouraged to access local training where available. In the rare instances where this is unavailable, online updating which follows the UK Resuscitation Council standards may be deemed acceptable; there are a number of websites which offer e-learning for a fee. Trainers may choose to accept certificates of completion as suitable evidence. Doctors who register with doctors.net.uk can access free on-line learning through this website.
1. Module 18 of the e-SRH and Read the Guidance on the 6 Principles of Care
However, everybody must complete Module 18 of the e-SRH. This is an e-learning package, free to NHS professionals, which contains interactive learning modules on various topics. Each module lasts around 20 minutes. To use the e-SRH, please register with e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH). e-SRH is free to anyone holding an nhs.net email address.
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.
2. Purchase and Take the eKA
If you do not hold a current FSRH Diploma, MFSRH or FFSRH, you must pass (or have recently passed) our online knowledge assessment (the ‘eKA in SRH’). Find out more about the eKA.
If you do hold a current FSRH Diploma, MFSRH or FFSRH, there is no need to take the eKA.
Please note that the duration of the eKA was extended by 15 minutes from 2 January 2019, based on user feedback. This will give you two hours to complete the assessment. For more details, read our news story.
3. Find a Trainer to undertake Practical training
This initially involves use of a model uterus to practice insertion of mainstream devices, including an IUS and a ‘gold standard’ IUD, until the trainer is satisfied of your competence.
The training then moves to live volunteers: you must complete at least seven insertions competently in order to pass.
Your practical training must be completed through a Faculty-recognised General Training Programme – you can find a list of them on our 'Find a Trainer' page when you register or log into 'My FSRH'.
4. Download a LoC IUT Record of Training
You must document all your practical training and obtain the signature of your trainer when you competently complete each stage / insertion. Download a training record.
5. Submit your Record of Training
Once you have completed your training, you may apply for your LoC IUT. To do this, log into ‘My FSRH’ and then complete the online process for:
1. Your LoC IUT training record / application form
2. The online evaluation of your training experience. Your feedback will be shared with the FSRH's General Training Committee to help us improve our programmes.
Need an extension?
If you need an extension to the timeframe to complete the DFSRH training, please submit a request and we will aim to give you a decision within 10 working days. Examples of reasons why you may need an extension include maternity/paternity leave, illness or other unforeseen circumstances.
Intellectual Property Rights
All intellectual property rights for any FSRH qualification including documents, materials and content belonging to and produced by the FSRH should not be used for purposes other than FSRH training. Should you wish to use any of the IPR for purposes other than FSRH training you must seek the FSRH’s approval in writing with your request via our copyright request form. We aim to respond to submissions of this nature within one working week.