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Long Acting Reversible Contraception

Key documents for service delivery

LARC reporting to Public Health Dorset

LARC training requirements

The information below is a summary of the main training requirements to deliver this service. For more detailed information please see the LARC service specification.

  • all practitioners (doctors or nurses) undertaking the full range of contraceptive fitting services shall hold, as a minimum, the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health (FSRH) accredited qualifications of the electronic knowledge assessment (eKA) and letter of competence (LoC) for implants and coils

  • the practitioner is required under FSRH standards to confirm they have read the 6 principles of care as outlined on the FSRH website in the “Guidance for those undertaking or recertifying FSRH qualifications whose personal beliefs conflict with the provision of abortion or any method of contraception”. The practitioner should agree to abide by these principles in practice at the time of application for the FSRH qualification.

  • the provider should ensure practitioners holding a letter of competence for SDIs or IUD/IUS are recertified every 5 years as specified by the FSRH

  • the practitioner must be familiar with, and adhere to, the FSRH recertification requirements to ensure they have developed and maintained the knowledge, skills, attitude and behaviour needed to provide safe and effective sexual and reproductive health care

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