Women's health toolkit

This Women’s Health Hub is categorised into sections best representing the needs of women at different stages of their lives.

Resources for Training and Appraisal

The majority of contraception is provided from primary care. There are many resources available for training in counselling and provision of contraception including the resources listed below.

A 60 minute RCGP contraception e-learning course has been produced to upskill professionals so that they can provide accurate information about the contraceptive options available to women. The course is useful for those providing contraception at a basic level in primary care; including contraceptive choices counselling, emergency contraception, risk/benefit assessment and information about sexual health screening.

This course was developed in partnership with Public Health England and The Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH)

This free two-hour contraceptive counselling online course designed to support healthcare professionals to develop:

  • Key concepts in contraceptive counselling
  • Key skills for effective contraceptive counselling
  • Understanding good and bad consultations
  • Action planning to improve contraceptive consultations

The comprehensive curriculum for Sexual and reproductive healthcare e-learning (e-SRH) was developed to reflect the level of knowledge and competence required by a doctor or nurse delivering non-specialist sexual and reproductive healthcare in a community setting. The learning is also useful as theoretical training towards FSRH qualifications.

It includes:

  • Contraception
  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • Early pregnancy assessment and referral
  • Recognising psychosexual problems
  • The law relating to confidentiality, sexual activity and young people

The Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare offers additional training, either as a Diploma in Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (DFSRH) or as Letters of Competence in Intrauterine insertion and Sub-dermal insertion and removal techniques.