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LARC study day for Primary Care

24 August 2021 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Primary care Clinicians in Newham, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest are invited to this LARC study day being delivered by Train All East Primary Care Support Team.

Long Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) methods, including the subdermal implant (SDI), are highly reliable – research has shown LARC to be 20 times more effective than contraceptive pills, the patch, or the vaginal ring.

For the average health professional in primary care, contraception advice and/or provision forms an integral part of day-to-day practice. Indeed, figures show that primary care is the main source of contraception provision for the majority of UK women of all ages. The uptake of LARC is low in East London, yet increased uptake could help to reduce unintended pregnancy.

This study day will provide guidance and training so that you can help women make an informed choice about LARC in general and SDI in particular.

This course is suitable for nurses, doctors and physician associates working in general practice in Newham, Tower Hamlets & Waltham Forest who are not already LARC fitters and who would like to find out more about SDI or who are interested in becoming SDI fitters.

  • Why LARC?
  • The Pros and Cons, ins and outs of implants
  • The Practical Stuff – Fitting and removing implants
  • Tips and Tricks – Managing side effects
  • Putting It Into Practice, your turn! – Discussing clinical scenarios
  • Training pathways and how to access training
  • Q&A, Evaluation