SRH Essentials for Primary Care

Are you a primary care practitioner interested in developing your sexual and reproductive healthcare knowledge and skills?

Then our SRH Essentials in Primary Care course is for you.

The SRH Essentials Course is aimed specifically at healthcare practitioners working in primary care settings.  It provides an interactive day with scenario based learning, presentations, time for discussion, questions and role play. It is relevant for those needing an introduction to SRH and also provides a useful update for more experienced staff. These courses are delivered in a variety of locations across the UK. SRH Essentials is not a competency based course and it is not assessed. 

 At the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Develop the skills and confidence to consult with patients about their sexual and reproductive healthcare needs
  • Recommend an appropriate method of emergency contraception 
  • Review the COC, POP and injection contraceptive methods
  • Carry out sexual health risk assessments 
  • Identify when patients are at risk of STIs

Who is this course for?

  • GPs
  • Nurses
  • Physician Associate
  • Paramedics
  • Pharmacists
  • Other Healthcare Professionals working in Primary Care

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"Loved this course. All facilitators were engaging, experienced and approachable. They created a great learning environment and I got a lot out of the course that I will take forward into my practice. Thank you."

"Definitely one of the best courses I have attended! Crammed with information and the speakers were incredibly knowledgeable in the field."
*Rating in response to the question “The learning from the course will support improvements in my clinical practice in SRH."

Interested in organising an SRH Essentials for Primary Care course?

We are interested to hear from anyone who would like to become a SRH Essentials for Primary Care Facilitator. Read more about how to become a course facilitator and organise a course here.

Apply to be a facilitator here.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible to register on an Essentials course, you must have a GMC, NMC, GPhC, PAMVR or HCPC number. This will be checked by the Lead Facilitator of your course.

Learning

SRH Essentials for Primary Care is a one day course to help you develop the skills and confidence to consult with patients about their sexual and reproductive healthcare needs. 

It consists of 3 main topic areas:

  • Emergency Contraception
  • Other methods of contraception
  • STIs

Interactive and practical, the course uses a variety of activities to cover these topics, including scenario based learning, presentations, time for discussion, questions and role play. SRH Essentials for Primary Care is not a competency based course and it is not assessed. 

Attendees will be provided with a workbook, which contains supporting documents for use on the day and for future reference.

Attendees will receive a Certificate of Attendance following the course.

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Fees

Courses are run by FSRH approved facilitators and delivered locally, so registration fees can vary depending on location. Please consult with the facilitator for final pricing.

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How to Book

SRH Essentials for Primary Care courses are run by FSRH facilitators and delivered locally.

To register on a course, visit our SRH Essentials for Primary Care events page, select the course of interest and the orange booking button on the right.  If there is no booking button, please use the contact details for the course to register directly with the organiser.

Listing of upcoming SRH Essentials for Primary Care courses can be found on our events page.

Please be aware that we cannot advise on queries related to specific courses as these are organised and run locally. Contact details for course organisers can be found on each SRH Essentials for Primary Care event listing.

If you are already registered as an SRH Essentials for Primary Care Facilitator and you wish to register a new course please complete the booking form here. 

FAQs

I have received some training in SRH a while ago, but I want to refresh my knowledge, is SRH Essentials for Primary Care for me?

Yes, SRH Essentials for Primary Care is a good way to update your SRH knowledge.

I cannot prescribe, is SRH Essentials for Primary Care still suitable for me?

Yes, non-prescribers can attend SRH Essentials for Primary Care.

Read more FAQs here.

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