“Sex bombs”

Non-Medical Prescribing Update Training

Half dayUp to 35 delegates


The Course Aim

To provide delegates with knowledge which will enhance their understanding of drugs and help them make good evidence based prescribing decisions for patients with sexually transmitted infections, sexual health conditions, and enable effective management of emergency contraception needs.

The session is suitable for NMPs working in sexual health and contraception services, general practice, youth services, accident and emergency and Pharmacists working in this area of practice.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the session participants should be able to:

  • Understand patterns of STIs and unintended pregnancy in the UK, and how sexual attitudes and behaviours impact upon them.
  • Understand the common sexually transmitted infections and conditions, causative organisms and precipitating factors.
  • Support young people, including those under 16, in achieving and maintaining good sexual and reproductive health (including assessment and identification of vulnerability)
  • Facilitate effective, evidence-based strategies to support patients to manage risk of pregnancy
  • Work in partnership with patients to facilitate effective, safe and evidence based management plans for treatment of STIs, genital conditions and emergency contraception.
  • Understand the role of pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions in supporting patients.


Course content

  • Refresher of STIs and common genital conditions
  • Overview of treatment guidelines and evidence base
  • Non-medical prescribing and use of pharmacological treatments in sexual health
  • Non-Pharmacological options for promoting good sexual health
  • Review of effective supporting for younger patients – Fraser competence, and assessment of sexual exploitation



Emma Collins has been a registered nurse since 1996, and has worked within sexual health since 2000.  She currently works as a consultant nurse in a busy, inner city sexual health and contraception service and leads on professional development for her nursing and health advising team. She qualified as an independent prescriber in 2014. Prior to this, she utilised, wrote and supported nurses using PGDs for many years. She is on the editorial board of the British Journal of Nursing.  She is currently studying for a Masters degree.