Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - elearning for healthcare
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  • FSRH - faculty of the Royal College of the Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

About the Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare programme

The e-SRH programme has been developed by the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH) in partnership with Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh).

The programme supports a range of healthcare professionals to gain the necessary knowledge to successfully support patients with their SRH needs.

Enhanced content, relevant to your workplace

The e-SRH programme has been updated to be more relevant to current practice and complement the redesigned FSRH Diploma (DFSRH) as well as other FSRH qualifications. It is an excellent learning resource to build your SRH knowledge.

Each session’s learning outcomes are clearly stated alongside the FSRH Diploma assessments, enabling candidates to better tailor their learning for their own needs.

  • Up-to-date and tailored to your workforce, the eSRH is an excellent learning resource for anyone working in a sexual and reproductive healthcare role. It’s more interactive, accessible and convenient, and the certificates of completion are so useful for your portfolio.”

    Dr Asha Kasliwal, President, FSRH

e-SRH curriculum

The updated e-SRH programme comprises of 32 sessions organised around 15 different topics. Sessions are 20-30 minutes in duration and are interactive and accessible.

Learners can access information, read articles, undertake self-assessments, view video clips and animation, along with real-life case studies to support learning.

The content of current eSRH sessions 17 and 18 have been improved to align with FSRH’s current FSRH standards and guidance as well as offer a more engaging educational experience. These have now been replaced by sessions 14 and 15 on Monday, 29 November. Learners will be required to take an assessment at the end of each session to receive their certificate.

  • 1. Basic anatomy and physiology

    This course introduces the anatomy and physiology of the male and female reproductive systems.

  • 2. Consent and history taking

    This course looks at medical history taking including sexual history taking and risk assessment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and pregnancy.

  • 3. Contraceptive choices

    This course describes, in detail, all the contraceptive methods currently available in the UK.

  • 4. Emergency contraception

    This course details the different methods of emergency contraception (EC), including their indications and use. It explores the effectiveness of each method as well as how to advise women when to take a pregnancy test. It addresses the advantages and disadvantages of each method and provides guidance around conducting an effective consultation with a woman requiring emergency contraception.

  • 5. Contraception: complications/side-effects

    This course addresses bleeding problems and other side effects attributable to the use of hormonal contraception. They provide step-by-step practical guidance on how to manage side effects and ensure continuance of the method by the user.

  • 6. Planning pregnancy

    This course addresses how to conduct a pre-conception consultation, including lifestyle factors, risks, fertility implications and complications of existing medical conditions that could impact on pregnancy.

  • 7. Unintended pregnancy and abortion

    This course discusses unintended pregnancy, how to conduct a consultation with women seeking abortions or those who are undecided. It also gives a synopsis of abortion procedures and referral pathways for obtaining termination of pregnancy. It gives a brief overview of the legislative framework for conducting abortions legally in the UK. This is governed by the Abortion act 1967 (amended 1990) which does not apply equally to all countries in the UK. The position in Northern Ireland is mentioned briefly as abortion in NI is not covered by the 1967 act.

  • 8. Early pregnancy

    This course details the symptoms of early pregnancy, including complications and how to read a pregnancy test appropriately. It also discusses when future pregnancy tests may be required.

  • 9. Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

    This course details current tests used for STI screening including HIV and BBV. It discusses how to screen asymptomatic patients, as well as the management of abnormal vulvo-vaginal symptoms, pelvic pain, genital ulceration, warts and herpes. It outlines the principles of partner notification when dealing with STIs.

  • 10. Needs of specific groups

    This course addresses identified groups within society and some of their specific SRH needs. It discusses where these needs should be taken into account when taking a medical history and responding through treatment and management, accordingly.

  • 11. Adult and child/young person (CYP) safeguarding/child protection

    This course addresses procedures and referral pathways in relation to both children and young people and adult safeguarding. More specifically it addresses key areas within these including domestic violence, female genital mutilation (FGM), sexual assault and the management of STI, emergency contraception, post exposure prophylaxis (PEP) and child sexual exploitation.

  • 12. Psychosexual medicine

    This course provides an introduction to the concept of sexual dysfunction and the impact of sexual dysfunction on patients. It discusses the causes, initial assessment, and referral pathways involved in the management of sexual dysfunction.

  • 13. Cervical screening

    This course outlines the principles of cervical screening programmes, as well as causes and prevalence of cervical abnormalities.

  • 14. Additional Training in Subdermal Implants (SDIs)

    This will replace our current eSRH session 17. The session enables you to understand the advantages and disadvantages of a subdermal implant, alongside possible side-effects and the management of these.

  • 15. Additional Training in Intrauterine Contraception (IUC)

    This will replace our current eSRH session 18. It will cover evidence-based recommendations and good practice points on the insertion of intrauterine contraception (IUC) and techniques, used within the UK.

e-SRH editors

  • Marnie Greenrod

    Marnie Greenrod

    FSRH project manager
  • Dr Vivian Iguyovwe

    Dr Vivian Iguyovwe

    e-SRH Editorial Lead
  • Dr Theresa Laverty

    Dr Theresa Laverty

    e-SRH QA Editorial Lead
  • Dr Cindy Farmer

    Dr Cindy Farmer

    e-SRH QA Build Lead
  • Dr Anne Lashford

    Dr Anne Lashford

    e-SRH Gold standard Clinical QA Lead
  • Dr Jo Lawton

    Dr Jo Lawton

    e-SRH Gold standard QA Lead

elfh team

  • Rob Taylor 80 x 80

    Rob Taylor

    Project Manager, HEE elearning for healthcare
  • andi blackmore

    Andi Blackmore

    Programme Manager, HEE elearning for healthcare
  • Wendy Lowe

    Wendy Lowe

    Lead Learning Designer, HEE elearning for healthcare
  • Runam Prasad

    Runam Prasad

    Learning Designer, HEE elearning for healthcare
  • elfh staff - Paul Kelly

    Paul Kelly

    Learning Designer, HEE elearning for healthcare
  • Lyndsey Callion

    Lyndsey Callion

    Learning Designer, HEE elearning for healthcare
  • Stephen Gibbons

    Stephen Gibbons

    Learning Designer, HEE elearning for healthcare
  • Rashmi Chavda

    Rashmi Chavda

    Graphic Designer, HEE elearning for healthcare

How to access

In order to access the Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare programme, you will need an elfh account. If you do not have one, then you can register by selecting the Register button below.

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To view the Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare programme, select the View button below. If you already have an account with elfh, you will also be able to login and enrol on the programme from the View button.

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NHS healthcare staff in England

The Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare programme is also available to NHS healthcare staff via the Electronic Staff Record (ESR). Accessing this elearning via ESR means that your completions will transfer with you throughout your NHS career.

Further details are available here.

Not an NHS organisation?

If you are not an NHS health or care organisation and therefore do not qualify for free access elfh Hub, you may be able to access the service by creating an OpenAthens account.

To check whether or not you qualify for free access via OpenAthens, you can view the eligibility criteria and register on the ‘OpenAthens’ portal.

Registering large numbers of users

If you are a HR, IT or Practice Manager and would like to register and enrol large numbers of staff within your organisation for access onto the Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare programme, please contact elfh directly.

Organisations wishing to use their own LMS

For HR departments wanting to know more about gaining access to courses using an existing Learning Management System please contact elfh directly to express interest.

More information

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