Specialty Training Programme in Community Sexual and Reproductive Health

Severn Post Graduate Medical Education

NHS England (formally Health Education England)-Severn covers a large geographic area in the South West of England. NHS England-Severn provides postgraduate education and training for doctors and dentists in the South West and is committed to the personal and professional development of our trainees in a patient centred environment.

Please see the Severn Post Graduate Medical Education website for more information.

The Community Sexual and Reproductive Health Training Programme

The Community Sexual and Reproductive Health (CSRH) training programme is a 6 year programme, starting at ST1. During this time, the trainee's work will be monitored for satisfactory progress and subject to annual reviews in the form of ARCPs. Progression on the programme will be dependent upon these reviews.

The posts on this rotation have been approved for Specialist Training by the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH). The post attracts a National Training Number and provides training towards a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT). The Postgraduate Dean has confirmed that this post has the necessary educational and staffing approvals.

The programme is based in several different Trusts throughout the South West.

The programme is mainly based in University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW). Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Swindon is also a base for one training number. Trainees may find themselves placed at any of the sites currently approved for CSRH training in the Bristol or Swindon training centres (see below).

List of accredited providers of CSRH training for Severn Deanery


Hospitals and Clinic locations

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust

Unity Sexual Health at Central Health Clinic and community clinic sites

St Michaels Hospital, Bristol Royal Infirmary

South Bristol Community Hospital

WISH and Weston General Hospital

North Bristol NHS Trust

Southmead Hospital


Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust

Hope House, Sexual Health Services

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Gloucester Royal Infirmary

Bristol City Council

Department of Public Health

Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust

Royal United Hospital

Swindon borough Council

Department of Public Health

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

The Great Western Hospital

Chippenham Community Hospital

Swindon NHS Health Centre

Aneurin Bevan University LHB

Llanfrecha Grange Hospital

Cwmbran Clinic

Cardiff and Vale University LHB

Cardiff Royal Infirmary

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

John Radcliffe Hospital

British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS)

Swindon, Birmingham and Doncaster Clinics


The CSRH CCT Training programme is competency based and divided into three phases: basic, intermediate and advanced training. Specialty trainees must pass the MFSRH exam.  The Diploma in GUM is not compulsory but it is anticipated that most trainees will also undertake this during their training. The programme covers the curriculum specified by the FSRH, further curriculum information is available on the FSRH website.


-Basic training (ST1-3)
The curriculum comprises 18 months of Obstetrics and Gynaecology following different, but generally similar, competencies to mainstream O&G trainees.  Trainees will also undertake an eighteen month attachment in a Sexual and Reproductive Health service.

-Intermediate training (ST4-5)
Intermediate training will continue the strand of SRH but encompass most advanced training GU medicine and will have a Public Health attachment.  Other training attachments will include Sexual Assault and Sexual Problems during this phase of training.

-Advanced Training (ST 6)
This will be a year of completing all outstanding competencies but with opportunities for shadowing and preparing to become a consultant.  Attachments to different services to experience different models of SRH care will be facilitated.

The trainee will have opportunities for training in leadership and management throughout the programme, which is designed to allow trainees to develop the skills to lead and manage community based Sexual and Reproductive Health services

The Training programme director is Dr Sharon Moses who is a Consultant in Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) based at Unity Sexual Health.

Dr Manika Singh (Consultant SRH) and Dr Lucinda Farmer (Associate Specialist in SRH) are the educational supervisors based at Unity Sexual Health.

Dr Rachel Westwick (Consultant SRH) is an educational supervisor based in Swindon at the Great Western Hospital.

The CSRH programme sits within the School of O&G in Severn, Head of School is Miss Johanna Trinder based at St Michaels Hospital, Bristol.