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Whilst doing the gap analysis, if it helps me and my supervisor to link old things to the new curriculum where relevant, just to see where I’m at and what I need to do, is that ok? +

Start afresh with each training year - ARCP assesses what has been done in the previous 12 months. Things which have been signed off to a certain lev...

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I have my MFSRH, am a practicing GP, and have been the clinical lead of a Community Gynae Service. Would I need additional clinical experience (e.g., Public Health) to be able to apply for CESR? +

Irrespective of your CV, to apply to get on the specialist register through CESR, all criteria in the SSG and all CiPs must be completed.

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I am a CESR applicant. What should I do? +

The new Community Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare (CSRH) curriculum was published on 31 March, with an implementation date of 1 August 2021 for ...

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How can I change my Primary Trainer +

If you need to change your Primary Trainer, please do let us know. You can let us know who your new Primary Trainer is by Contacting Us.  We wil...

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Is there any guidance on the use of e-cigarettes and COC? (UKMEC 2016) +

The UKMEC comments that it does not include use of e-cigarettes or vaping, as the risks associated with their use are not yet established. Further...

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Does a different indication give a different safety profile for combined hormonal contraception (CHC)? For example I will not be happy to give a woman with body mass index (BMI) of 38kg/m2 the CHC for whatever reason. +

It is UKMEC 3 for use of CHC for contraception by woman with BMI ≥35 kg/m2. The UKMEC gives categories for use for contraceptive purposes only....

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Are there doctors who are dual accredited as Consultants in CSRH and GPs? If so do you know if it is possible to be registered with the GMC as both and thus be able to work in both fields simultaneously? +

Yes there are and it is possible to be registered and practice as both because they are separate registers. Any further questions should be directed ...

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Case study: Flight attendant who goes on long haul flights. She has no other contraindications. Declines long-acting reversible contraception (LARC). Can progestogen-only pill (POP) be used? +

Yes, POP can be used. There is no evidence that the POP increases VTE risk. Flight attendants may have reduced risks of VTE compared with sedentar...

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