Nurses interested in implant training can follow one of two routes: either the Faculty of Sexual & Reproductive Health’s Letter of Competence, or the West of Scotland Managed Clinical Network training. Both allow the trainee to practice implants.
Letter of Competence
A Letter of Competence from the Faculty of Sexual & Reproductive Health allows doctors and nurses to training and gain experience in sub dermal implants (LoC SDI) and intra uterine techniques (LoC IUT) without first holding the Diploma of Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare.
They must demonstrate the evidence based knowledge, attitude and skills required to consult with a woman requesting contraception, and to appropriately provide intrauterine and sub-dermal implant insertion and removal methods and manage complications and side effects.
Letters of Competence in IUD / IUS & Sub Dermal Implant training are available to doctors and nurses. To start training you must have either a current Diploma of Faculty of Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare or have passed the FSRH on-line knowledge assessment (eKA). More information regarding the e-KA can be found on the Faculty’s website.
Available to: doctors and nurses
Cost: £75 per session (generally most people need between 2-4 sessions for each LoC)
Prerequisites: Candidates must have passed the Faculty’s online knowledge assessment (eKA) and online modules for IUD/IUS and/or Sub Dermal implant (these modules are found on the e-Learning for Healthcare website which you must register on). Once the candidate has successfully passed the eKA and completed the above modules, dates can be arranged to attend Sandyford IUD / Implant training clinics with a Faculty Registered Trainer to complete the practical clinical training.
Faculty of Sexual & Reproductive Health Website
Managed Clinical Network Training
Sandyford delivers the West of Scotland Managed Clinical Network (MCN) nurse implant training. This is available to nurses and midwives across the west of Scotland who will undertake a minimum of 6 insertions per year, and allows candidates to gain experience in inserting and removing Nexplanon implants. Training is delivered one-to-one over up to three practical sessions with our nursing team. Theory and model arm training must be completed before commencing clinical training. Practical sessions should be completed within twelve months of undertaking the theoretical training.
Available to: nurses and midwives registered with the NMC
Cost: Please contact the Training Department.
Prerequisites: Candidates must have passed the Faculty’s online modules) numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 10 and 17. We will also require a letter of support from the candidate’s line manager and proof of their registration with NMC. More information regarding the e-SRH modules can be found on the Faculty’s website.