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A86 Contraception and sexual health workshop for the primary care practitioner

Course summary

This course had been designed to give participants an overview of the current methods of fertility control and the risks and benefits of different methods. The course will prepare clinicians to support appropriately qualified staff in monitoring women taking hormonal contraception and giving basic advice. Emergency contraception choices will also be discussed.

Who should attend?

Practice nurses,
Health visitors,
School nurses,
Health promotion and youth workers

Important notes

Certificate of attendance, all course material and evaluations included.

Completion of this course is not a guarantee of competency. Support and practice in the workplace with an experienced facilitator is required to attain competence level.


Course duration Course CPD In-house Course
2 day(s) 14 hour(s) POA

In-house enquiry

Aims / objectives

  • By the end of the course participants will:
  • Have an overview of the different types and methods of contraception
  • Understand the contraindications to current methods of contraception
  • Have an awareness of potential side effects and monitoring required, of current methods of contraception
  • Have an awareness of what influences a women's choice of contraceptive methods
  • Have an awareness of methods of emergency contraception and their availability 'out of hours'
  • Have an awareness of common sexual health infections
  • Understand issues relating to consent and confidentiality especially in relation to young people
  • Be aware of the NMC code of professional conduct in relation to scope of professional practice

Course programme

  • Welcome and introduction to the course
  • Aims & objectives: What do you need to know?
  • Combined and oral hormonal contraception methods: COC/POP
  • Long acting reversible contraception
  • Barrier and other methods
  • Safeguarding Issues: The law and under 16’s
  • Child sexual exploitation/ UME’s/County Lines
  • Workshop scenarios
  • Contraception needs of post-natal women and women over 40
  • Emergency contraception
  • STIs and HIV
  • Partner notification
  • Taking a sexual health history
  • Workshops
  • Questions, evaluation and close

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