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What will be the best contraception for women taking new epileptic drugs? +

Drug interactions The UKMEC recommendations relate to safety of use of a particular method of contraception for women with particular conditions, ...

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How do I address gaps in experience? +

Identify gaps, or where you just need updated to be current, and approach colleagues for help. There are courses and modules available to fill gaps i...

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Will the eSRH change? +

Yes, it will align with the new curriculum. The changes are planned for 2020. This work is being completed in partnership with e-Learning for healthc...

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For women with epilepsy using carbamazepine, would you advice a higher dose oestrogen pill (increasing DVT risk) or just extra contraception using condoms? +

Drug interactions The UKMEC does not give advice on best methods. However, since pregnancy in women with epilepsy is a high risk pregnancy, the hi...

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How often do I have to recertify the DFSRH to maintain my Diplomate status and use the postnominals? +

You are required to recertify your DFSRH qualification every 5 years. You will find information on how to do this in the DFSRH recertification guide ...

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I have been told that any additional experience would be at my own expense and time. +

Approach the local Director of Medical Education, Associate Postgraduate Dean, and/or SAS Champion in your Deanery. They should have a budget for sup...

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Can you please give the link for HIV drug interaction check? (UKMEC 2016) +

For up-to-date information on the potential drug interactions between hormonal contraception and antiretroviral (ARV) drugs, please refer to the onli...

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Has anybody taken the CESR route from O&G training? Would I have to give up my O&G training number or is it possible to dual CCT/ CESR? +

Dual CCT is not available for the CSRH Specialty Training Programme. If you are on the specialty register, you don’t need to do CESR. You just ...

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