The SRH Essentials Course is aimed specifically at healthcare practitioners working in primary care settings.  It provides an interactive day with scenario based learning, presentations, time for discussion, questions and role play. It is relevant for those needing an introduction to SRH and also provides a useful update for more experienced staff. These courses are delivered in a variety of locations across the UK. SRH Essentials is not a competency based course and it is not assessed. 

The next courses will be taking place on:

  • 9th November – The Holiday Inn, Burnley.
  • 6th December – The Solaris Centre, Blackpool.

Candidates only need to attend ONE of the dates in the location most convenient for them. You must be available to attend for the whole session. This training is being delivered face to face at the locations listed above.

The course is free to staff working within Blackpool and Lancashire (excluding Blackburn with Darwen). 

To book a place: Please email [email protected] with your name, email address and the practice you’re based at.

FSRH Flyer Sept – Dec 23


Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Who is eligible?

  • Advanced Nurse Practitioners
  • Nurse Specialists
  • Extended Role Practice Nurses
  • Practice Nurses
  • Nursing Partners
  • Nurse Dispensers
  • Nursing Associates
  • Podiatrists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Paramedics
  • Dieticians
  • Physiotherapists

For more information or to apply for CPD opportunities, please contact your locality team.

If you don’t see your role on the list above and are interested in CPD opportunities, please email [email protected].

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CPD Opportunities

Examples of CPD

The list below is not a full list of CPD activities. It is intended to provide key areas for discussion to support identification of CPD plans.

  • Appraisal of Others
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Management
  • Leadership
  • Clinical Teaching
  • Supervisor and Assessor Training
  • Root Cause Analysis/Serious Incident Reporting
  • Risk Management and Safety Netting
  • Online Consultation Training
  • Research/Audit
  • Diet – Weight Control & Lifestyle Advice
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol
  • Health Promotion
  • Biopsychosocial assessment models
  • NHS Health Checks
  • Management of acute presentations
  • Radiology Full Clinical Assessment & Decision Making Skills update
  • Referral pathways
  • Spinal Presentations/Conditions
  • MSK Assessment update
  • Paediatric clinical assessment
  • Palliative & end of life care
  • Telephone Triage
  • Sepsis & Signs of Deterioration
  • Minor Illness Assessment (face to face)
  • Triage
  • ENT
  • Respiratory
  • Mental Health
  • Falls
  • Care of the Older Adult
  • Urine analysis
  • Interpretation of Blood Results
  • Pharmacology
  • Radiological interpretation
  • ECG Interpretation
  • Travel Health Initial Training
  • Travel Health Update
  • Dermatology Assessment/Management
  • Dementia
  • Epilepsy
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Rheumatology
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Mental Health
  • Asthma Diagnosis
  • Asthma Management/Review
  • COPD Diagnosis
  • COPD Management/Review
  • Spirometry
  • Diabetes Diagnosis
  • Diabetic Management/Review
  • Insulin Initiation/Management
  • Diabetic Foot Examination/Care
  • Hypertension Management/Review
  • Chronic Kidney Disease Management/Review
  • Heart Failure Management/Review
  • Carviovascular Disease
  • Phlebotomy
  • Catheter Insertion
  • Catherer Care
  • Injection technique
  • Cryotherapy
  • Ear Irrigation
  • Electrocardiogram performance
  • Injection Zoladex/Lidocaine
  • MSK Injection
  • Minor Surgery
  • Urinalysis
  • Initial Childhood Immunisation Training
  • Childhood Immunisation Training Update
  • Annual Seasonal Vaccination Training
  • Travel Vaccinations
  • Gynaecological Examinations
  • LARC Training
  • Contraceptive Implant/Coil Training
  • Contraceptive Implant/Coil Update
  • Contraception Initiation
  • Contraception Review
  • Cervical Cytology Initial Training
  • Cervical Cytology Update
  • Cervical Cytology Mentor Training/Update
  • Womens Health Training
  • HRT Training
  • Urology
  • Ring Pessary Training
  • Urology
  • Doppler Training
  • Compression Therapy
  • Tissue Viability
  • Wound Care/Management

FSRH Essentials courses. See all dates and further information below:

FSRH Flyer Jan to Mar 24 Lorraine

How to apply for CPD

Contact your locality lead below to express your interest for upcoming CPD training.

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Meet Our CPD Team

Corrie Llewellyn

Quality & Assurance Lead (CPD Lead)


Contact your Locality Team

Thomas Coulton

Morecambe Bay

Laura Jane Lloyd

Fylde Coast

Hanna Mogra

Greater Preston, Chorley and South Ribble

Monique Marcolini

Pennine Lancashire

Marijke Fenney

West Lancashire

For more information on CPD please email [email protected].