STIF Foundation Course
In partnership with our sexual health colleagues in Exeter, Torbay and Barnstaple, we aim to run a 2-day
The STIF course provides multidisciplinary training in the knowledge, skills and attitudes required for the diagnosis, management and prevention of STIs. It comprises approximately 10 hours of e-learning as preparation, followed by one STIF CORE day and one STIF PLUS day.
The course is suitable for nurses, HCAs, health advisers and doctors from primary care, contraception / sexual health services, GUM services and secondary care clinicians who may encounter patients with STIs.
Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare Diploma
The FSRH Diploma is aimed at doctors (DFSRH) and nurses (NDFSRH) who are already working in general practice, community and integrated sexual health services. The Diploma has three stages:
1. Theoretical knowledge – this is based on the Faculty’s clinical guidelines. Trainees must pass an online knowledge assessment (the ‘eKA in SRH’)
3. Clinical experience & assessments in seven topics
Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare Letters of Competence (LoCs)
The FSRH LoCs are training programmes aimed at doctors and nurses already working in general practice, community and integrated sexual health services who wish to develop the necessary knowledge, skills and attitude to support women seeking contraception. It will enable them to hold consultations, provide intrauterine (LoC IUT) or subdermal (LoC SDI) contraception competently, and manage any complications or side-effects that may occur.
Medical student placements
Medical students at Plymouth University, PSMD rotate through our department for 1 week in their 3rd year. Further tutorials on STIs, sexual history taking and HIV are delivered in years 2, 3 and 4.
If you are a medical student and would like to arrange a placement or taster day at Sexual Health in Plymouth contraception service please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you want to discuss organising an SSU within sexual health please contact Dr Laura Mitchell email@example.com
Nursing student placements
We offer placements in contraception and sexual health care to pre-registration student nurses at the end of their 2nd year or in their 3rd year of training.
Placements with either SHiP @ Cumberland Centre Livewell Southwest or SHiP @ UHP NHS Trust Derriford Hospital can be arranged via the placement co-coordinators at UOP.
If you are a health professional and would like to spend some time with us to enhance your awareness and competencies around contraception and sexual health, in the first instance please contact:
Emma Collins, nurse consultant firstname.lastname@example.org
We offer an annual bespoke training session to pharmacists in Plymouth who have signed up with Public Health to deliver an enhanced service involving provision of emergency contraception and chlamydia screening and treatment.
For those who are not signed up but wish to be, email email@example.com.
For updates and initial training once signed up, contact the Chlamydia Screening Office on 01752 434865 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Bespoke STI education for professionals
If you would like to organise a teaching session on STIs or HIV for your professional group we would be happy to discuss and accommodate this. Please contact Dr Laura Mitchell email@example.com
E-learning for health programme on sexual health and HIV.
E-learning for health programme on sexual and reproductive healthcare.
RCGP e-learning course on contraception.
Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare Update
We run an annual clinical update day aimed at primary care health professionals and those with an interest in sexual and reproductive health.
For further information please email Sandra Philips at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eddystone Trust (HIV including C-Card)
The Eddystone Trust provides a funded training programme that is aimed at professionals working with people across education, health, social care and youth sectors. This consists of 8 half-day modules:
- Contraception Choices
- The Internet, and Media: impact and influences of sexual behaviour
- Sex, the law and safeguarding
- Delay – Ru Ready?
- HIV – not just an 80’s thing
- Hepatitis awareness
- Let’s talk about sex
- Teenage Pregnancy: everybody’s business
Completion of specific modules
Alongside the rolling training programme, Eddystone
Young People (The Zone)
The Zone provides in-depth training to their own staff and volunteers that covers:
- Outdoor team building
- Reflective practice
- Confidentiality and safeguarding
- Child protection
- Child Sexual
- Equality and diversity
- Introduction to mental health
- Alcohol screening tool
- General support
- Fraser Guidelines, Sex Offences Act
- Chlamydia Screening & STIs
- Pregnancy Testing
- Emergency contraception
- Termination referrals
- Healthy/unhealthy relationships
- Pornography, sexting and pressures
We are occasionally able to accept workers from other agencies or services onto parts of this training if space permits, as this allows these workers to better understand holistic work with young people around sexual health, though we may levy a small charge for their attendance.
The Zone also provides training to schools. We can provide bespoke training to pupils and teachers that cover many different aspects of sexual health and relationships (including, relationships, consent, condoms, contraception, STIs, LGBT, pornography). We are able to tailor the work to the individual school/teachers to enable them to get the appropriate training for their specific needs.
Please contact The Zone for further information.