2018 Recruitment round for the CSRH Specialty Programme

Posted 2 November 2017

Date: 02 Nov 2017

Type: FSRH News and Information

Applications for places starting in 2018 to the CSRH Specialty Programme will open at 10am, Wednesday 8th November 2017 and close at 4pm, Thursday 30th November. This news story will be updated with more information as it becomes available.

What is the CSRH programme?

The FSRH oversees the Community Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (CSRH) Specialty Training Programme. The CSRH programme is a central route available to medical practitioners who wish to specialise in the area of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (SRH).

About the training programme and working in the Specialty

The CSRH Training Programme is comprised of a six-year run-through training programme commencing at ST1. The programme follows the CSRH curriculum and is divided into basic (years 1-3), intermediate (years 4-5) and advanced (year 6) training.

Basic training focuses in O&G and SRH. Trainees will follow different competencies from O&G trainees which are focused towards medical Gynaecology rather than Labour Ward expertise. Gynaecological competencies will need to be maintained throughout training.

Intermediate training will extend the strand of Gynaecology and SRH, which will continue to include unplanned pregnancy and Abortion Care, but now also encompass training in Genitourinary Medicine, Public Health, Sexual Assault and Sexual Problems.

Advanced Training will be a year of completing all outstanding competencies but with opportunities for shadowing and preparing for a role as a consultant.

Additionally, throughout the programme the trainee will undergo training in leadership and management. The programme develops the skills required to lead and manage the community based Sexual Health services of the future and lead large multidisciplinary teams.

Read more about the Specialty training here.

How do you apply?

Centralised recruitment is managed by Health Education England on behalf of the FSRH for the Community Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare specialty programme at various locations.

The locations that will be recruiting are as follows:

  • North East 
  • North West
  • Yorkshire & Humber
  • East Midlands
  • East of England
  • London
  • West of Scotland

Applications open at 10am November 8th 2017 and will close at 4pm November 30th 2017.


Please read the 2018 Person Specification for CSRH in advance of applying.

To apply for the CSRH posts, applicants must register and complete the application process by the relevant closing dates. More information on making your application can be found here. If you have any queries about CSRH recruitment or the application process, please contact HEEE.recruitmenthelpdesk@nhs.net.

For more information please read last year’s (2017) CSRH Applicant's Guide here.

Please note: FSRH wishes to advise those applying for posts that due to the small size of the Specialty, Interdeanery Transfers will be virtually impossible unless under extreme mitigating circumstances.

Please note the deadline for applications has now passed.