To successfully apply for the LoC SDI-IR, you will need to be able to meet all of the following entry requirements below.
Successful applicants must:
1. Be registered with a UK or Irish medical professional regulatory body and have a license to practice if that is required by your regulator. We recognise the following regulatory bodies:
- The General Medical Council (UK)
- Irish Medical Council
- The Nursing & Midwifery Council (UK)
- Nursing & Midwifery Board of Ireland
- General Pharmaceutical Council (UK)
- The Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland
- Physician Associate Managed Voluntary Register (UK)
- Health and Care Professions Council (UK)
2. Be competent in consultation skills
3. Have resuscitation and anaphylaxis training in line with current UK guidelines
You will need to upload evidence such as a current certificate or screen grab/scan of email or letter from training provider when you submit your application.
4. Able to give intramuscular injections
Healthcare professionals are asked to self-verify that this skill has been acquired during their undergraduate training or by specific postgraduate training. FSRH does not require any other verification but does regard this self-verification as a matter of probity.
5. Have read the current FSRH guidance on subdermal implants
You will need to have read the current FSRH guidance on subdermal implants and be conversant with its content.
6. Be able to confirm you have read the 6 principles of care
At the time of application for your FSRH qualification, you must be able to confirm that 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.
If you are registered as a nursing associate with the Nursing Midwifery Council (NMC) please be mindful you are not currently eligible to take the FSRH Diploma or LoCs.
The ability to undertake a comprehensive patient assessment independently is a fundamental requirement for holders of the DFSRH or LoC which differs from the requirement “to contribute to ongoing assessment” specified in the NMC Standards of proficiency for Nursing Associates (NMC 2018). For this reason, the FSRH Diploma and LoCs qualifications are not currently accessible if you are a registered Nursing Associate.