2019 Recruitment round for the CSRH Specialty Programme

Posted 8 November 2018

Date: 08 Nov 2018

Type: FSRH News and Information

Applications for places starting in 2019 to the CSRH Specialty Programme will open at 10am, Wednesday 7th November 2018 and close at 4pm, Thursday 29th 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 on our website

Read more about the specialty training on our website

How do you apply?

Centralised recruitment is managed by Health Education England East of 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:

  • Yorkshire & Humber
  • East Midlands
  • London
  • Wales
  • North West
  • South West TBC

Applications open at 10am November 7th 2018 and will close at 4pm November 29th 2018

To apply for the CSRH posts, applicants must register and complete the application process online here   by the relevant closing dates.

For more information on making your application please visit this help page

Any queries about CSRH recruitment or the application process, please contact HEEE.recruitmenthelpdesk@nhs.net

Please read the 2019 Person Specification for CSRH in advance of applying.


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