Diploma Of the Faculty of Sexual Health and Reproductive Healthcare.

Information on the training requirements for the DFSRH.

Course of 5

A list of all Courses of 5 can be found here

Practical training

Undergraduate:

Devon Sexual Health is involved in teaching University of Exeter Medical Students in Years 1-5

Sexually Transmitted Infection Foundation (STIF) and STIF Plus Courses:

Devon Sexual Health runs Sexually Transmitted Infection Foundation (STIF) courses on a regular basis. For more information and for dates of local and national STIF courses, visit the STIF website.

For a full list of all training programs, click here.

For Exeter North and East Devon contraception training contact Julie Lewis via email: Julielewis4@nhs.net

Letters of Competence

It is possible to receive the Letter of Competence in Subdermal Implant Techniques, either with the Diploma or as stand alone qualifications. For more information, click here. For local training information, contact Ellen Reed via email. We offer training for the LoC SDI  or we can pass your name on to MSD who offer free training by one of their trained nurses.

For information on the Letter of Competence in Intrauterine Techniques, click here. For information on local training, contact Ellen Reed via email.

For information and advice about contraception that cannot be found on the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare, contact Dr. Jane Bush, Lead clinician Exeter and East Devon Contraception Service via email, or Dr. Nicky Morgan, Lead Clinician North Devon Contraception Service via email.

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Accessing our service during the COVID pandemic

How to access our service:

We have now implemented a telephone triage system for all of our clinics. This system will be in place for the duration of the pandemic. Please contact our services to access this triage system. Our central telephone number is 0300 303 3989.

If you are experiencing symptoms of Coronavirus please do not attend the clinic. Clear advice for people with symptoms of coronavirus is available at nhs.uk/coronavirus .

Advice from our service:

We have updated information on the provision of routine contraception during this pandemic here.

We are currently prioritising these groups for coil and implant (LARC) fits:

  • Those with vulnerabilities including but not limited to those who are: <18, attending abortion and maternity services, homeless, sex workers, victims of sexual assault, people with language barriers, drug and alcohol problems, learning disability, serious mental illness
  • Those aged <30 years

More details on LARC fittings at our service are found here

There is also specific advice on coronavirus available for People Living with HIV here, and for pregnant women here

Self-requested Sexual Health screening by post is available for for under 25s only - more info here

For others with testing requirements please contact the service on 0300 303 3989.

Information is now also available to advise on sexual contact during a time of social distancing here.

Alternative provision:

Please be aware that we may have to cancel, rearrange or shut clinical services in response to changing clinical and staffing pressures created by the Coronavirus pandemic. 

If you are struggling to access sexual health services, alternatives may be available:

  • Emergency Contraception - at your local pharmacy - more info
  • Contraceptive pills and LARC procedures - obtained from your GP
  • HIV postal testing - available to at-risk groups for a small fee -  more info
  • HIV PEPSE - available via A+E departments - more info
  • Condoms by post (for gay and bisexual men only) - more info