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Sexual and Reproductive Health

FSRH resources for practice nurses


Who we are

The Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH) is the largest UK professional membership organisation working at the heart of sexual and reproductive health, supporting healthcare professionals to deliver high quality care.

We offer our 15,000 doctor and nurse members high-quality evidence-based guidance, clinical and service standards; training and research; a range of qualifications in sexual and reproductive health alongside our Journal, webinar and events.

Education and training

FSRH offers a range of nationally recognised sexual and reproductive healthcare qualifications and training. Our learning resources enable you to deliver effective and safe SRH and support your professional development.


FSRH Diploma

The FSRH Diploma equips you with evidence-based knowledge to provide safe, effective sexual and reproductive healthcare (SRH) to patients in your practice. It is the national gold standard in SRH training.–nurse-diploma/


FSRH Letter of Competence in Sub-Dermal Implants (LoC SDI)

Practical and skills-based, this qualification enables practice nurses to deliver effective support to women seeking contraception. You’ll gain practical, specialist skills to provide and remove subdermal implants competently and 

FSRH Letter of Competence in Intrauterine Techniques (LoC IUT)

This qualification equips you with the practical skills to consult with women seeking contraception and provide effective, safe intrauterine methods of contraception.

SRH Essentials for Primary Care
These one-day interactive courses provide up-to-date, evidence-based learning for those needing an introduction to sexual and reproductive health, as well as more experienced practice nurses.

FSRH Contraceptive Counselling – free, online course
This free online course supports all healthcare professionals to deliver effective contraceptive care. Engaging and interactive, the course features a range of case studies, video content and additional reading resources.


eLearning for Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (eSRH)

Award-winning online learning content, focusing on sexual and reproductive healthcare, contraception, sexually transmitted infections and early pregnancy. Free for all NHS staff with a ‘’ email address.

RCGP, FSRH and RCOG Women’s Health Library

Produced and accredited by the FSRH, RCGP and RCOG, this useful resource gathers together national guidance, educational resources and guidelines on women’s health. Most resources are free.–joint-project-between-rcgp-fsrh-and-rcog/


FSRH clinical guidance

FSRH clinical guidance offers up-to-date, evidence-based clinical recommendations and best practice in sexual and reproductive healthcare in the UK.


UK Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use (UKMEC)


FSRH Clinical Guidance: Combined Hormonal ContraceptionProvides evidence-based recommendations and good practice points for UK health professionals on the use of combined hormonal contraceptives (i.e. the combined oral contraceptive pill, transdermal patch and combined vaginal ring).


FSRH Clinical Guidance: Progestogen-only Pills

Offers evidence-based recommendations and good practice points for UK health professionals on the use of progestogen-only pills.


FSRH Clinical Guidance: Progestogen-only Injectable contraception
Offers evidence-based recommendations and good practice points for UK health professionals on the use of progestogen-only injectables or Depo Provera.

FSRH Clinical Guidance: Emergency Contraception
 Provides a summary of the available evidence on emergency contraception (EC).


FSRH Clinical Guidance: Quick Starting Contraception
Provides evidence-based recommendations and good practice points for health professionals on the use of quick starting contraception (starting contraception immediately instead of waiting for the next menstrual cycle).

FSRH Clinical Guidance: Contraception for Women Aged over 40 Years
Gathers together evidence and expert opinion on contraception for women aged over 40 years.


FSRH Clinical Guidance: Drug Interactions with Hormonal Contraception
 Offers clinical recommendations and best practice points for UK health professionals on drug interactions with hormonal contraception.


FSRH Service Standards


Produced by the FSRH’s Clinical Standards Committee, Service Standards cover a range of topics to support practice nurses, including workload, risk management, resuscitation, valid consent and more.



FSRH Events

We hold events throughout the year to support learning and CPD in sexual and reproductive healthcare. You can hear key updates on clinical guidance and network with sexual and reproductive health clinicians, researchers and professionals.




FSRH Membership


Membership of the FSRH entitles you to a range of benefits to support your learning and development, including:

·         The latest clinical guidance and standards in SRH

·         Webinars on a range of SRH topics to watch live or on-demand

·         Inclusive recertification of FSRH qualifications

·         Access to our quarterly BMJ SRH Journal which includes articles, research and blogs

·         Event discounts – where you can network and earn CPD credits.