Useful Course to Attend

Cervical Sample Taking Training

GP Registrars should receive formal smear taker training. The sessions will facilitate and support good practice in relation to the practical aspects of smear taking. The training will be delivered on a trust wide basis, in various practice/clinic locations.


Following attendance at appropriate theory course all GPRs will be given a certificate of theory training. The practical sessions will be arranged on an individual basis to be held usually during their attachments in General Practice.

For further details please contact


Diploma of the Faculty of Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare

DFSRH   “COURSE OF 5”  (5 hour 1 day course)

following successful completion of online assessment



Carmel Farrell (Mrs)

Course Manager

University of Liverpool

Sexual Health Training

2nd floor

Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust

Crown Street

Liverpool L8 7SS

Tel:  0151 702 4102




 CPR Training

Adults and children CPR training using defibrillator. Courses available in A&E or Primary Care.


Safeguarding Children

GP Trainees require training to a Level 2 in Safeguarding Children. Free e-modules available on Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health website at (eLFH). Also benefical to attend Child Protection Study Day which complements e-learning modules.


DFSRH (Diploma of the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health)

This qualification consists of several e-modules (which can be accessed on the website below) and practical sessions. Look under 'Training' for all information. If you do this qualification, also consider IUD/IUS and Implant insertion as extra qualifications.

Ann Conti

Regional Training Department

Academic Unit of Obstetrics & Gynaecology

The University of Manchester

63-65 Palatine Road



M20 3LJ

Tel 0161 434 8629

Fax 0161 448 1889

E mail



DFSRH (Diploma of the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health) Course of 5

Course of 5 comprises of  a 5  hour workshop and assessments which must be passed before candidates move on to clinical training sessions.  Further information can  be accessed from

Minor Surgery Course

This two-day intensive course provides participants with practical skills training coupled with a sound theoretical knowledge of the clinical and administrative aspects of the subject. It is suitable for GP Registrars planning to develop an interest in this area as well as for established principals wishing to refresh their knowledge and skills. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Run by RCGP North West England Faculty


Psychiatry for Family Doctors

Excellent 9 day course, usually on Thursdays, run by Dr Linda Gask at University of Manchester. Contact her secretary Denise Mukadam  at Rusholme 0161 275 1848.

The course runs twice a year in the Spring and Autumn.  There are 30 places allocated on each course and of these 15 are funded by the North Western Deanery.  For your information all of the places funded by the Deanery for the Spring 08 course have already been allocated and we would advise registrars that if they secure a place they would be invoiced personally for the £380 course fee and it would be their responsibility to seek reimbursement if appropriate.  Pleases also note that there is always a high demand for places on the course and priority is given to ST3 registrars.

Denise Mukadam
Training Co-ordinator

The University of Manchester

Rusholme Academic Unit
Walmer Street, Manchester, M14 5NP

Tel:0161 275 1848

RCGP North West England Faculty

Thelwall House

Warrington Hospital

Lovely Lane




Tel: 01925 662351/662484

Fax: 01925 259156




Information Governance

IG Toolkit available on the above website. E-modules required to be completed are highlighted on registering according to level of healthcare professional. Cover clinical governance, confidentiality, Freedom of Information. Ideal to be taken towards the end of GP training while in general practice.

Courses to consider during ST3 year

RCGP Dermatology Course


RCGP Ophthalmology Course




RCGP Mental Health Course


Exams it would be beneficial to take during ST1/ST2


Worth considering in O&G job. Difficulat exam including MCQ/EMQ and Best of Five questions.

Preparation course is recommended to increase chances of success. Tom Macfarlane (Retired and highly respected Gynaecologist) still runs 3 day course which usually runs Friday/Saturday/Sunday.