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NTSP Letter of Competence

Access to, and uptake of, Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) is a recognised healthcare priority in order to reduce the incidence and impact of unintended pregnancies.

The current limited use of LARC suggests that healthcare professionals would benefit from more guidance and training so that they can help women make an informed choice.1

Changes to the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health (FSRH) guidance mean that both nurses and doctors can receive LARC training to gain the FSRH Letter of Competence (LoC) in Subdermal Contraceptive Implant Techniques, either as a stand-alone qualification or as part of the FSRH Diploma.

As part of the licence for Nexplanon, MSD are required to provide education, training and support for healthcare professionals who fit and remove Nexplanon. MSD have invested in the Nexplanon Training Support Programme (NTSP), provided free of charge to NHS customers.

The NTSP is suitable for both nurses and doctors who wish to advance their clinical skills in Subdermal Contraceptive Implant Techniques.

MSD provide this education, training and support free of charge to NHS healthcare professionals who fit and remove Nexplanon. This is also available as a training resource for healthcare professionals who would like training in this field.

Healthcare professionals will need to pass the FSRH eKA online assessment in order to apply for a LoC (MSD has no involvement in the eKA assessment or funding).

NEXPLANON Training Support Programme

For more information on the NTSP please download the PDF.

Reference

  1. NICE 2014. Clinical Guideline 30. Long-acting reversible contraception. Update 2014.
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GB-XPL-00191 | Date of Preparation: March 2019