The Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

The table provides guidance to TPDs and others to indicate which courses should be eligible for funding and study leave in line with your local arrangements. Courses available and their nature of course change over time and no one particular course is absolutely compulsory in the CSRH curriculum. However, all of those below listed as mandatory should be eligible for study leave budget without need for individual consideration, and those listed as optional are also recommended by the FSRH Specialty Advisory Committee (SAC).

Your local LETB, PGME (Deanery) or Trust will offer many valuable training courses, so we encourage you to explore these.

recommended courses

Other useful learning resources are listed below:

StratOG

StratOG is the RCOG’s interactive eLearning resource. It supports trainees throughout their core training and helps them to prepare for the MRCOG exams.

CSRH trainees can access StratOG at a reduced ‘non-e-Portfolio’ annual fee of £80.

You can access StratOG on the RCOG website and will also receive the other benefits of RCOG membership. These include:

  • quarterly mailings of (and on-line access to) ‘The Obstetrician and Gynaecologist’ (TOG)
  • regular mailings of the College’s ‘Membership Matters’ newsletter
  • O&G Trainees’ TROG newsletter, emailed three times a year
  • access to the RCOG trainees’ resources
  • 20% discount on all Cambridge University Press Academic titles discounted subscription rates to ‘BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology’.

Society of Consultants and Lead Clinicians in Reproductive Health (SCRH)

Any CSRH trainee can attend the annual meetings of this small membership organisation at a reduced rate. In particular, the meetings should help senior trainees develop their understanding of service development, health policy and commissioning; they will also help you develop leadership skills.

Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management (FMLM)

The FMLM was established in 2011 to raise the standard of patient care by improving medical leadership. It also works to support and develop doctors at all stages of the medical career and across all specialties. The FMLM was set up by all the medical royal colleges and faculties. It is endorsed by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC).

The FMLM also runs the National Medical Director’s Clinical Fellow Scheme for doctors in training, which offers high-level Out of Programme (OOP) training opportunities.

British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH)

The British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) is a membership organization which runs many useful courses and training sessions. It also produces the national guidelines on management of STIs.