Women's Health Education

Menopause Theory Course (FSRH Menopause Special Skills Module)
Endorsed by Primary Care Women's Health Forum - www.pcwhf.co.uk

For over a decade both women and healthcare professionals have experienced confusion and misperception surrounding menopause, it’s impact and what can be offered. The evidence has been reviewed by NICE and guidance was published in November 2015 (NG23). Women are once again being encouraged to ask for help.

  • Can you answer the questions of your patients?
  • Do you know what options are available and how well they work?
  • Can you manage risk and benefit discussions?
  • Can you work out what may be suitable for your patient and help her to make an informed choice?

If you would like to be more confident, then these two days may be just what you need.

Why should I consider this course?
This course is suitable for a doctor or nurse who is already providing women’s health care whether in primary care, sexual health, community or acute gynaecology settings.

The course material is entirely NICE NG23 compliant. The format promotes discussion of how the recommendations can be applied to every day clinical practice. It is both pragmatic and practical in outlook. Speakers summarise each topic to the whole group which then divides into workshop groups of no more than nine delegates plus a menopause expert to discuss a variety of related clinical scenarios. This will provide the opportunity to handle products, ask questions and really make sure that you understand.

Last course April 2016.
Please tell us if you would like to be informed of the date of the next course when arranged.

Previous Menopause Special Skills courses organised by Crescetis

Newquay 2006

Leeds 2007

Birmingham 2007

Belfast 2008

Edinburgh 2008

Gloucester 2008

Plymouth 2009

Birmingham 2010

Leeds 2010

Southampton 2011

Bristol 2012

London 2013

Bristol 2013

London 2014

Cardiff 2014

Bristol 2015

Liverpool 2016

Menopause Basics

Suitable for Faculty of Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH) Diploma reaccreditation - 3hrs CME

This session will provide an introduction to menopause. It offers a simplification of the current evidence base and an explanation of the principles of assessment, management and prescribing. The course is developed around patient scenarios and will be very interactive. It is suitable for both doctors and nurses who are involved in the care of women.

Background: causes and symptoms and sequelae of menopause; why do some patients seek help and the basic principles of assessment.

What can women do for themselves and what can we offer? Lifestyle advice, complementary therapies, non hormonal and hormonal options will be reviewed and explained with samples to handle.

Risks and benefits: of treatment and of doing nothing
          This will focus on the key cardiovascular, breast, bone mental health and metabolic issues.

Perimenopausal contraception: what to choose and when to stop.

Review and questions

Last course June 2016.
Please tell us if you would like to be informed of the date of the next course when arranged.

Menopause Made Easy

5.5hrs CME – Suitable for DFSRH reaccreditation

NICE Guidance on menopause was published in November 2015. At the time of publication it was made clear that there is no need for women to suffer in silence. Women are encouraged to seek help if they perceive themselves to have a problem.

Clinicians should have the knowledge and skills to be able to answer their patients’ questions and help them to manage their situation. Can you?

This day is led by Sarah Gray who is a national expert. It will cover basic information and include lots of management advice. It will use typical clinical scenarios and interactive discussion to improve your clinical confidence.

It is suitable for GPs and experienced practice nurses and would provide CME suitable for FSRH reaccreditation.

Please tell us if you would like a session to be planned