The MCPD is open to healthcare professionals working in services to which patients are referred for more specialist menopause care. These might be, for example, secondary care services in hospitals or community-based gynaecology clinics or women's health hubs where patients are seen by referral.
Applicants must be independent prescribers.
The MCPD is an advanced level qualification which builds on the core learning in the Menopause Care Professional Certificate (MCPC). Applicants to the MCPD are expected to have successfully completed the MCPC or have undertaken sufficient training and be able to use their knowledge, clinical skills, and experience to assess and manage individuals presenting for routine menopause care.
We currently recognise any of the following as sufficient training for the purpose of MCPD application:
- The FSRH Menopause Care Professional Certificate (MCPC)
- The FSRH Special Skills Module (SSM) in Menopause Care at a Basic Certificate level
- The BMS Certificate in the Principles and Practice of Menopause Care (PPMC) (please note that the PPMC Course alone is not sufficient)
All candidates are encouraged to be members of the FSRH in order to access the many resources and opportunities available to members. Any MCPD candidates who have not achieved the MCPC must be FSRH members.
Healthcare professionals from the UK or the Republic of Ireland who wish to undertake any FSRH training that does not involve direct contact with or treatment of patients in a UK health facility, will be required to be licenced and in good standing with the relevant UK or Irish regulatory body. For example, doctors wishing to undertake the MCPD with remote assessments will need to be registered with the General Medical Council or the Irish Medical Council.
Healthcare professionals from the UK or the Republic of Ireland who wish to undertake any FSRH training that involves direct contact with or treatment of patients in a UK health facility, will be required to be licenced and in good standing with the relevant UK regulatory body. For example, doctors from the UK or the Republic of Ireland wishing to undertake the MCPD in a UK health facility will need to be registered with the General Medical Council.
We currently 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)