2020 Recruitment round for the CSRH Specialty Programme

Posted 30 October 2019

Date: 30 Oct 2019

Type: FSRH News and Information

Applications for places starting in 2020 to the CSRH Specialty Programme will open at 10am, Thursday 7 November 2019 and close at 4pm, Thursday 28 November 2019. 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, Public Health, Genitourinary Medicine, 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


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 west -
  • Thames Valley
  • Yorkshire and Humber - TBC
  • South west - TBC
  • London/Kent Surrey Sussex (KSS) - TBC
  • Wessex – TBC
  • East Midlands - TBC

With training sites to be confirmed

Applications open at 10am, Thursday 7 November 2019 and will close at at 4pm, Thursday 28 November 2019

To apply for the CSRH posts, applicants must register and complete the application process at Oriel by the relevant closing dates. For more information on making your application please go to https://specialtytraining.hee.nhs.uk/Recruitment/Oriel-Making-your-application . Any queries about CSRH recruitment or the application process, please contact HEEE.recruitmenthelpdesk@nhs.net by email.

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

For more information please read last year’s (2019) CSRH Applicant's Guide here.

Hear from one of our Specialty trainees about training on the CSRH programme.

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