For pharmacists

Are you a pharmacist with an interest in sexual and reproductive healthcare? We have several training programmes that are open to pharmacists.

Qualifications that can lead to membership of FSRH

Once you have completed your qualification, you can join us as a FSRH member. This means your ongoing CPD (or recertification) of your qualification will be completely free for as long as you pay for your membership subscription annually. 

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Other CPD education and training we offer for pharmacists

This one-day course aimed specifically at professionals working in primary care settings, and is suitable for pharmacy professionals working in general practice roles.  It provides an interactive day with scenario-based learning, presentations, time for discussion, questions and role play. It is relevant for those needing an introduction to SRH and also provides a useful update for more experienced staff.

At the end of the course, you will be able to: have the skills and confidence to consult with patients about their sexual and reproductive healthcare needs, recommend an appropriate method of emergency contraception, review contraceptive methods, carry out sexual health risk assessments and identify when patients are at risk of STIs.

This free online course supports all healthcare professionals across the globe to deliver effective contraceptive care. Engaging and interactive, the course features a range of case studies, video content and additional reading resources.
It also includes a discussion forum which enables you to contact your peers also taking the course. This would be of benefit to any sector pharmacy professional.

This learning resource supports healthcare professionals in acquiring the relevant knowledge needed for delivering sexual and reproductive healthcare. This is accessible via e-learning for healthcare and if you don’t have an email this can be accessed via the CPPE website.

Conferences and events

We run three annual conferences, Current Choices in November, our Annual Scientific Meeting which takes place in spring annually and our joint FSRH/BASHH conference event usually in January.

View our events section to learn more about our events and conferences and how they can support your ongoing professional development.

Join today without taking a qualification

We welcome pharmacists to join us as Affiliate members. Affiliate membership provides you with a range of CPD opportunities such as free webinars, online and quarterly print copies of our peer-reviewed journal – BMJ SRH and discounts to our events and conferences.

We look forward to welcoming you to our FSRH community. If you would like to join now, click on the register button below. Affiliate membership costs £79 and is renewable on the 1 January annually. Once you have registered on our website, you will see an option to Join Now as an affiliate member.

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Learn, develop and connect with SRH professionals

We offer a range of member benefits to support your SRH knowledge, career development and skills. As a pharmacist, you can become an FSRH, Diplomate or Associate once you have completed one of our qualifications. You can view all education and training opportunities for pharmacists on our website. 

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.

Clinical guidance

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. 

Clinical standards

CPD Opportunities:

FSRH webinars and resources for members and candidates

Our FSRH webinars and resources are free to access via the Training Hub 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

FSRH's BMJ SRH - our quartely peer-reviewed journal

BMJ SRH 2018 Front CoverFSRH’s online edition of the BMJ SRH is available free to members of FSRH online through our website. 

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 qualifications 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 .

Getting Involved:

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.

Our vacancies are regularly advertised in our member e-bulletins and on our news section of our website.


Patient resources discount:

Family Planning Association (FPA) - 5% discount

FSRH members can receive a 5% discount on a range of patient-facing leaflets produced by the Family Planning Association 

Access your member discount.

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.

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