General practice nurses (GPNs) are often involved in helping women and their partners to choose appropriate and reliable contraception. Effective contraception gives women the freedom to choose when to try for a baby and when to avoid pregnancy, whilst still enjoying fulfilling sex lives. The range of contraception methods available can be split into two main groups: hormonal and non-hormonal. Non-hormonal contraception is used by a significant number of people and will be the subject of these multiple choice questions.
This resource, consisting of five assessment questions at intermediate level, tests your knowledge of non-hormonal contraception. Complete the resource, including the recommended reading and some or all of the suggested activities, to obtain a certificate for one hour of continuing professional development to include in your annual portfolio.
Aims and objectives
On completion of this resource, you should have an understanding of:
HSCIC (2014) NHS Contraceptive Services, England – 2013-14, Community contraceptive clinics http://www.hscic.gov.uk/catalogue/PUB15746
PRACTICE NURSE FEATURED ARTICLE
Contraception update Stephanie Garner
NHS Choices. Your contraception guide http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/contraception-guide/Pages/contraception.aspx
NICE Clinical Knowledge Summaries. Contraception – assessment, 2012. http://cks.nice.org.uk/contraception-assessment
Patient. Contaception – general overview. (Professional reference), 2012. http://patient.info/doctor/contraception-general-overview
NICE PH51. Contraceptive services for young people up to age 25, 2014 https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ph51
WHO (2015) Reproductive health http://www.who.int/topics/reproductive_health/en/
Training and Education
The Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH) offers a range of clinically based training and competence recognition in sexual and reproductive healthcare. including ‘Letters of Competence’ for intrauterine contraception and sub-dermal implants, special skills modules and a diploma. Membership of the faculty is open to practice nurses who complete the nurse diploma (NDFSRH).