Certificate in Contraception and Sexual Health
for Healthcare Professionals
Aims of the course – To develop in Health Care Professional (HCP) the knowledge, skills and attitude to provide a contraceptive and sexual health service in General Practice.
Objectives – To provide HCPs with the ability to: Promote contraceptive choices, perform checks on contraceptive methods, issue emergency contraception and repeat COCs, POPs and injectable methods in line with policies and procedures. Take a sexual history and screen for STIs. Ensure that HCPs involved in sexual health are aware of the law and confidentiality in those under 16. Promote healthy sexual activity.
Training Components – E-learning – approximately 7 hours – One study day at New Croft Sexual Health Centre – 15 hours of clinic time, observing and developing practice with a mentor at New Croft Sexual Health Service – Document a reflective diary. Multiple choice assessment -Completion of the course will be expected in 5 months
This course will not include training on: IUD fitting, Implant fitting and removal.
Who can apply? – Any Practice Nurse working in the North of Tyne area.
A colleague who is experienced in contraception will need to be identified as a professional support.
Please Note – If you would like to add yourself to a Reserve List please contact CST on 0191 229 2950 or email email@example.com.