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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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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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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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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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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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The specialty specific guidance requests evidence of all the clinics over the past 5 years, any examples of this, what is the best format excel spreadsheets? +

This can be evidenced through different means such as, Job description, Job plan, patient list, procedure and general log on the ePortfolio, case his...

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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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Do you need/should you have a consultant to supervise your CESR process? I have been told by my clinical supervisor that this is not needed, it would be helpful to have this though so is it possible to get a mentor? +

The requirement for supervisors and sign offs is that that they are appropriate for the competence/skill. It is not required to have a consultant, bu...

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Is it CCT level that all the OSATS need to be signed off at? +

Yes. Remember that the evidence is meant to show that you have the equivalent level of competence and practice as someone that has completed the CCT ...

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