FSRH training and membership is open to RCM and Republic of Ireland registered midwives.
As a midwife delivering contraceptive advice and information to your patients, you are in the unique position of being one of the first healthcare experts that a woman might see at key points in her SRH care, from pregnancy to post-partum.
By developing your skills, knowledge and confidence in delivering high-quality SRH care, you will have all the tools at your disposal to support patients in your maternity setting.
We have a range of qualifications and training in SRH and contraceptive care, tailored to your role.
If you have not taken one of our qualifications but are interested in accessing a range of SRH learning resources, you can also join us as an Affiliate member. Affiliate membership costs just £79 per year.
Once you have registered on our website, there is a an option to join as an Affiliate Member on 'MyFSRH'.
Learn, develop and connect with other SRH professionals
Once you have completed your qualification, you have the option to join us as an Associate or Diplomate member, depending on your chosen qualification.
This gives you continued access to a range of SRH learning resources to support your ongoing professional development. Benefits include:
Clinical guidance and support:
FSRH Members Evidence Request Service
Our FSRH Clinical Effectiveness Unit (CEU) provides an evidence-based enquiry service for members. They will conduct a literature review and summarise the available evidence in relation to a particular medical condition and/or contraceptive method.
Watch our video which explains how to access and use our Members Evidence Request service. You can also read a sample question and response.
FSRH's clinical guidance and standards
Our FSRH Clinical Effectiveness Committee oversees our Clinical Effectiveness Unit (CEU), which works to promote evidence-based clinical practice. The unit has 4 main work streams: evidence-based guidance (including the review and update of the UK Medical Eligibility Criteria); members’ evidence request; new product reviews and clinical audit/research.
Our Clinical Standards are designed to support both individual clinicians and those managing or commissioning SRH services. They ensure that high quality patient care is delivered as standard, and are based on available clinical evidence and best practice examples. Auditable outcomes are integrated within our standards, helping you to practically apply these and benchmark.
Our FSRH webinars are free to access for our members. Current members and candidates can log in to access previous webinar recordings now.
Our webinars cover a range of SRH topics and are a mixture of presentations, case studies, interactive voting and Q&A sessions. They will help you to gain a deeper understanding of how our latest clinical guidance will impact and inform your practice. Here’s some examples of our previously recorded webinar topic areas:
Combined Hormonal Contraception
FSRH Overweight, Obesity and Contraception
Contraception for Women Aged Over 40
Watch our webinar on the UKMEC for free below:
FSRH's BMJ SRH is our quarterly peer-reviewed journal online and in print for members
FSRH’s online edition of the BMJ SRH is available free to members of FSRH online through our website. Members of FSRH also receive a printed copy each quarter.
BMJ Sexual & Reproductive Health is an international journal that promotes evidence-informed practice for contraception, abortion and all aspects of sexual and reproductive health. The journal publishes research papers, topical debates and commentaries to shape policy, improve patient-centred clinical care, and to set the stage for future areas of research. Jointly owned by the FSRH and BMJ, the journal will continue to be published quarterly in print and online and distributed to eligible FSRH members. Members also have access to the full online archive of Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care.
Articles are relevant and informative for SRH professionals or individuals interested in learning more about the subject. If you are interested in submitting an article for publication, please see the author guidelines.
Free recertification of your qualification
If you hold our Diploma (DFSRH) and/or our Letters of Competence in Subdermal Contraceptive Implant Techniques (LoC SDI) or our Letter of Competence in Intrauterine Techniques (LoC IUT), we require recertification of these qualifcations every five years.
This is to ensure that you have developed and maintained the knowledge, skills, attitude and behaviour needed to provide safe and effective sexual and reproductive health care (SRH).
As a member you can recertify free of charge, as this is a benefit included in your annual membership fee.
However, you must have paid your membership fee continuously for the five years leading up to recertifying.
Access and discounts to our events
We offer member discounts to our upcoming FSRH events and conferences.
You can join us live or watch later on-demand after the event takes place. You can find these in the access resources section of our FSRH Training Hub .
Participate in our FSRH elections and committees
Getting involved in our work can really benefit your professional development. It can provide you with leadership opportunities in our education work and our Council - as well as the opportunity to hear and network with other SRH professionals.
The Sexual Health Company FPA offer accessible resources, leaflets and products to inform the public on sexual and reproductive health (SRH). These cover a range of topics including contraception, STIs, menopause, postnatal health and wellbeing, relationships and sex education, sex and disability and puberty.
All resources are updated to align with the latest FSRH and BASHH guidance to ensure that information is clear, unbiased and evidence-based.
Register free today and start your learning journey.