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Training for professionals

BPAS offers professionals' training and awareness sessions around pregnancy options, contraception, sexual health, and personal values when dealing with abortion. These can be delivered for public health teams, school nurse/health visitor teams and youth workers. 

Please contact our Education Manager Julia Bradley RN at julia.bradley@bpas.org or on 07788 391573

We also provide externships for medical students interested in learning more about abortion care.

Externships at BPAS for medical students or post-graduate trainees

BPAS offers week-long externships for medical students and trainees interested in learning about abortion care.  Last year we hosted students from all over the world.

Applications are invited from students who have completed their first year of medical school and have a good understanding of the importance of confidentiality and medical ethics.  Trainees are generally from the fields of Obstetrics and Gynaecology or Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare.

Externs will observe each step of the patient care pathway including pregnancy options counselling, medical assessment and consent, medical and surgical abortions up to 24 weeks gestation, and aftercare. Testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections, and contraception counselling and fitting are also part of the care pathway.

Externs may also be able to perform scanning procedures and assist with theatre preparation.

All participants will have the opportunity to spend half a day with the support organisation Antenatal Results and Choices learning about the issues facing couples who have received a diagnosis of fetal anomaly.

Externships are offered at several locations and students will be attached to a local mentor.  These include London (Richmond), Bournemouth and Portsmouth, or Merseyside and Chester. Locations and dates will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

This opportunity is offered in collaboration with Medical Students for Choice who also can provide funding for travel and accommodation.

If you wish to apply for a BPAS externship please complete the application form and return to rhe@bpas.org or contact:

Ellie Upchurch - Clinical Department
BPAS Head Office,
20 Timothys Bridge Road,
Stratford Enterprise Park,
Stratford-Upon-Avon
CV37 9BF

For more information please call 01789 265 808 or email rhe@bpas.org