FSRH launches guidance on resumption of training

Posted 1 July 2020

Date: 01 Jul 2020

Type: FSRH News and Information

We share our latest guidance on the resumption of general and specialist training.

Following on from our statements about the safe return to Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (SRH) service provision and the use of PPE, today we launch guidance on the resumption of general and specialist training.

We support the statement, by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC), that there is a need for a return to training, education and professional development in order to provide the essential pipeline of healthcare staff.

Maintaining a trained workforce is imperative for future delivery; staff should be supported and provided with education and training that will ensure adequate preparation of current and future staff to deliver services that meet the SRH needs of the population. Training must not be overlooked when service pressures and reduced productivity are present.

As COVID-19 is likely to be an ongoing challenge for the foreseeable future, we will need to adapt our practice and learn to deliver SRH training in new ways. Our challenge is to reduce healthcare-related COVID-19 acquisition whilst being mindful of the need to create and maintain a sustainable SRH workforce. We recognise that capacity for training within primary care and community services will vary enormously across the UK.

Download our resumption of training guidance