Get Involved - Vacancy for positions on the Online Theory Assessment (OTA) Working Group

Posted 29 January 2020

Date: 29 Jan 2020

Type: FSRH News and Information

The FSRH is recruiting for a lead and also members for a new working group.

As an outcome of the DFSRH review project, the assessment previously known as the eKA is now transitioning to become the Online Theory Assessment (OTA). These changes will go live in Spring 2020 with the launch of the revised DFSRH.


The OTA will be an open-book, one-hour assessment that consists of 50 multiple questions (single best answer format). Its purpose is to assess the candidate’s knowledge, understanding and clinical decision-making abilities in contraceptive and non-specialist sexual and reproductive healthcare.

The role of the OTA Lead offers an excellent opportunity to:

  • Learn more about the FSRH
  • Work closely with leading experts in reproductive and sexual health
  • Improve the quality and availability of training for healthcare professionals across the UK
  • Improve the quality and availability of post reproductive care for women across the UK
  • Develop medical education expertise to support CPD
  • Be formally acknowledged for this contribution

The OTA Lead will be working closely alongside a new working group for the OTA and members of the Education and Training team who will support the group to oversee the regular review of the OTA’s question bank.

Learn more about the current eKA which will be transitioning to the OTA in the future.

To find out more about the two roles, one for the lead of the group and the other for group members. Please download the Role Descriptions below.

If you are interested in applying for either the lead role or the group member role, please complete the online form and attach a copy of your CV.

The deadline for applications for the OTA Lead role or to join the OTA Working Group is by midnight on the 23 February.