At the Jefferiss Wing we have a long history of training healthcare professionals in sexual and reproductive health.

Clinical training at the Jefferiss Wing

At the Jefferiss Wing we have a long history of training healthcare professionals in sexual and reproductive health. Our clinical training is coordinated by Dr Matthew Grundy Bowers, consultant nurse sexual health/HIV and senior lecturer in advanced clinical practice.

We have a senior and experienced team of Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health (FSRH) registered trainers, British Association for Sexual Health & HIV (BASHH) named clinical trainers and mentors who are able to provide training. In addition, we also aim to accommodate pre-registration nursing, medical and physician associate students as well as qualified medical and nursing staff who wish to attend for clinical placements and attachments, both from the UK and internationally. 

Training opportunities we offer

We offer a number of accredited courses as well as elective placements. Please note that course fees are payable by all healthcare professionals including Trust staff.

Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health (FSRH)

  • Diploma of the Faculty of Sexual & Reproductive Health
  • Letter of Competence in Subdermal Contraceptive Implants
  • Letter of Competence in Intrauterine Techniques

British Association for Sexual Health & HIV (BASHH)

  • Sexually Transmitted Infection Foundation (STIF) Core and STIF Plus theory course
  • STIF Fundamental competency assessment
  • STIF Intermediate competency practical training and assessment

Elective placements

 

Faculty of Sexual & Reproductive Health (FSRH)

Diploma of the Faculty of Sexual & Reproductive Health

The FSRH diploma is for doctors, nurses and midwives who wish to provide safe and effective sexual and reproductive healthcare.

Visit the FSRH website for more information.

At the Jefferiss Wing we offer the following training for the diploma:

Course of 5

The Course of 5 consists of five one-hour workshops that give trainees the opportunity to put what they have learned from the FSRH e-learning programme into practice. It is normally run on the first Wednesday of the month at St Mary’s Hospital.

Before the course you will need to:

These requirements must be met at least two weeks before you attend the Course of 5.

Fees

The fee for the Course of 5 is £350, which must be paid before your place on the course is confirmed. If you are unable to attend the course or are not permitted to attend because you have not completed the pre-course requirements by the required deadline, you will not be entitled to a refund.

Who is it for?

The Course of 5 is open to all registered doctors, nurses (excluding level two registered nurses) and midwives.

Practical training for the Diploma of the Faculty of Sexual & Reproductive Health

We offer trainees clinical experience and assessment to meet the requirements of the diploma. The 12 hours of clinical experience are normally delivered over three days by your FSRH registered trainer and you will be given a tailored timetable. This training can be combined with the training and assessment needed to meet the requirements of the FSRH Letters of Competence for an additional fee.

Fees

The fee for the practical experience and assessment is £500, which must be paid before the start of your placement. This is in addition to any costs payable to the FSRH.

Who is it for?

The practical training is open to all registered doctors, nurses (excluding level two registered nurses) and midwives.

Letter of Competence in Subdermal Contraceptive Implants (LoC SDI)

We provide clinical training and assessment for the LoC SDI which enables doctors and nurses to provide and remove subdermal implants. Training comprises of e-learning and clinical training, which is normally delivered in two sessions delivered over two days in a dedicated SDI clinic with your FSRH registered trainer.

Visit the FSRH website for more information.

Fees

The fee for the clinical training and assessment is £200, which must be paid before the start of your placement. This is in addition to any costs payable to the FSRH.

Who is it for?

The LoC SDI is open to all registered doctors, nurses (excluding level two registered nurses) and midwives.

Letter of Competence in Intrauterine Techniques (LoC IUT)

The LoC IUT enables doctors, nurses and midwives to conduct consultations and provide intrauterine contraception competently. Training comprises of e-learning and clinical training and assessment, which is delivered in three clinical sessions over three days with your FSRH registered trainer in dedicated IUT clinics.

Visit the FSRH website for more information.

Fees

The fee for the clinical training and assessment is £500 which must be paid before the start of your placement. This is in addition to any costs payable to the FSRH.

Who is it for?

The LoC IUT is aimed at doctors, nurses and midwives who wish to provide intrauterine contraception. 

The British Association for Sexual Health & HIV (BASHH)

Sexually Transmitted Infection Foundation (STIF) Core and Plus theory training

The aim of STIF Core and STIF Plus is to equip participants with the core knowledge, skills and attitudes for the effective management of sexually transmitted infections. 

Visit the BASHH STIF website for more information.

At the Jefferiss Wing we run the STIF theory course over two days twice per year in October and April, covering STIF Core on the first day and STIF Plus on the second day. 

Fees

  • Core half day: £90 (prep for STIF Fundamental)
  • Core full day: £185
  • Plus: £195
  • Both days: £300

Who is it for?

The course is suitable for nurses, healthcare assistants, health advisers and doctors from primary care, contraception/sexual health services, GUM services and secondary care clinicians who may encounter patients with STIs.

STIF Fundamental competency assessment

This qualification is aimed at those wishing to deliver asymptomatic STI screening, HIV testing and the management of asymptomatic chlamydia , so may be appropriate for nursing assistants, pharmacists, medical practitioners and nurses (contraceptive, sexual health and practice).

Learners are assessed on sexual health and risk assessments, including HIV testing and the management of asymptomatic gonorrhoea and chlamydial infection.

Visit the BASHH STIF website for more information.

At the Jefferiss Wing we run STIF Fundamental objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs) twice per year in October and April.

Fees

The fee for the STIF Fundamental competency assessment is £150.

Who is it for?

STIF Fundamental competency is designed for any healthcare professional seeking certification of competence in the management of STIs at a level one standard. It may therefore be appropriate for community pharmacists, practice nurses, medical practitioners, health advisors, GUM healthcare assistants, sexual and reproductive healthcare staff and alternative providers of medical care (e.g. private or third sector).

STIF Intermediate competency programme

STIF Intermediate is aimed at doctors, nurses and midwives who deliver clinical sexual health services.

Core competencies include:

  • taking a sexual history
  • offering screening for STIs including chlamydia
  • male and female examination
  • diagnostic testing and interpretation
  • management of female genital discharge
  • management of genital warts
  • offering advice on safer sex
  • assessment and management of need for post-exposure prophylaxis for HIV following sexual exposure (PEPSE)
  • effective partner notification
  • HIV testing
  • infestations
  • urinary tract infections
  • female genital mutilation
  • safeguarding children.

Additional optional competencies include management of male urethral discharge (compulsory if there is on-site microscopy at the trainee's workplace) and the management of genital herpes infection. Assessment of these are dependent on the participant’s skill and experience.

Visit the BASHH STIF website for more information.

Supported by your named clinical trainer and depending on your experience, training is provided over 10 supervised clinical sessions normally delivered over one week. You will have the opportunity to develop your skills and be assessed through mini-clinical evaluation exercises and case-based discussions.

Fees

The fee for STIF Intermediate clinical training and assessment is £600. This is in addition to any costs payable to the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV for STIF materials.

Who is it for?

The STIF Intermediate competency programme is a nationally recognised training and assessment qualification in sexual health for registered doctors, nurses and midwives working in primary and secondary care. 

Elective placements

We offer elective placements for UK and international pre- and post-registration nursing and medical students. 

On an individual basis we arrange elective placements for medical, nursing, trainee advanced clinical practitioners and physician associate students.  Medical students should email imperial.electives@nhs.net to arrange an elective placement with us. All other students should email sharifa.khoder@nhs.net.

International students are always welcome and should contact Dr Grundy Bowers to discuss the particular requirements by emailing matthew.grundybowers@nhs.net.

Contact

For further information about training or to book a place on any of the courses, please contact Sharifa Khoder, training administrator: 
Phone: 020 3312 7591
Email: sharifa.khoder@nhs.net