Menopause Special Skills Course - 1-2 December 2021 - Online

Date: 01 Dec 2021 - 02 Dec 2021

Start time: 09:00AM

End time: 04:00PM

Venue: Online Webinar

Cost: £455

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Menopause Special Skills Course - 1-2 December 2021 - Online

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  • Menopause and PMS

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This course will provide you with knowledge and confidence to advise and treat women before, during and after menopause within your working environment. It is aimed at healthcare professionals who primarily work in the field of women’s health, including doctors, nurses or pharmacists. The course provides the theory component of the FSRH menopause special skills training module. Clinical training and assessment of competence can lead to the ‘Certificate in the FSRH Certificate in Menopause Care’.

Meet the experts

The medical course organiser is Dr Sarah Gray, who has developed this training programme since its inception in 2003. She is a GP and previously the Clinical Lead for the Menopause Service in Cornwall. She is an accredited Faculty Registered Primary Trainer in Menopause. Dr Gray will be joined by Dr Jane Davis, who is also a GP and Primary Trainer in Menopause. Jane holds the BMS/FSRH Advanced Certificate in Menopause Care and was originally trained by Sarah. Additional experienced clinicians will be available for discussion and to answer questions throughout the two days.

Why should I consider this course?

This course is suitable for a doctor or independently prescribing nurse who is providing women’s healthcare whether in primary care, sexual health, community or acute gynaecology settings.

The course material is entirely NICE NG23 compliant. The format promotes discussion of how the recommendations can be applied to every day clinical practice. It is both pragmatic and practical in outlook. You will be sent a short list of resources to provide baseline information and enhance the experience. Speakers summarise each topic to the whole group which then divides into workshop groups of no more than 10 delegates plus a menopause expert to discuss a variety of related clinical scenarios. This provides the opportunity to handle products, ask questions and really make sure that you understand.

This course will provide you with knowledge and confidence to advise and treat women before, during and after menopause within your working environment.

It will count towards the reaccreditation requirement of the Diploma of the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH) and provide evidence for professional revalidation.

The course was developed as the theory component of the FSRH Special Skills Module in Menopause. In conjunction with an approved Primary Trainer, additional clinical training and satisfactory assessment of competence, it can lead to the award of a Certificate in Menopause. This would support you to provide leadership within a practice or work within an existing menopause service.

If you are inspired to do more, this course plus extended training can lead to a FSRH Advanced Certificate in Menopause. It accredits sufficient competence to provide expert advice as recommended by NICE or lead a specialist menopause service.


09:15 -09:30 08:45 - Open for registration and networking 09:15 - Welcome and Introduction Dr Sarah Gray and Dr Jane Davis
09:25-10:15 09:25 - Introduction to menopause Dr Sarah Gray
10:15-11:15 10:15 - The menopause consultation Dr Jane Davis Assessment and management Consultation structure Therapeutic options: Hormonal treatments Non hormonal treatments that can be prescribed Complementary options and lifestyle modification
11:15-11:30 Break
12:45-13:30 12:45 - Lunch
13:30-14:30 13:30 - Cardiovascular and metabolic issues Dr Sarah Gray Factoring in other medical problems Cardiovascular disease in women Arterial disease – risks and benefits of HRT Venous disease – risk and benefits of HRT Diabetes Thyroid disease Gastro-intestinal tract Other Questions
15:30-15:45 Break
15:45-16:30 15:45 - Gynaecology headline issues for the post reproductive years Dr Louise Price
09:15-10;30 DAY TWO 09:15 - Breast issues, menopause and hormones, Questions Dr Sarah Gray
10:30-11:15 10:30 - Group work - case-based discussion
11:15-11:30 11:15 - Morning break
11:30-12:20 11:30 - Bone health, Questions Dr Sarah Gray
12:20-12:50 12:20 - Group work - discussion
12:50-13:30 12:50 - Lunch
13:30-14:45 13:30 - Sexual health…and translation to practice Dr Jane Davis Sexual health Contraception STI Sexual function Questions Making the consultation effective Questions
14:45-15:20 14:45 - Group work Case based discussion Formulary development
15:20-15:30 15:20 - Transition/quick break
15:30-16:00 15:30 - Pulling it all together Dr Sarah Gray Messages to take back to practice Clinical records Dr Jane Davis Learning and reflection Further training and accreditation