Education & Training
The BSSVD has a strong focus on education and training in vulval disease for all health professionals.
Our vision includes
• That all health professionals who see women with a vulval condition have the knowledge, skills and competencies to assess, investigate, diagnosis and start treatment within their role or are able to refer patients. This is to enable improved clinical outcomes
• To support, develop a knowledge, skills and competencies framework for post-CCT clinicians who have an interest in vulval disease and /or run a vulval service (and supports revalidation)
There are many national drivers for change
• Need for better clinical outcomes for patients with a long-term condition
• New guidance from the GMC to change the core curriculum
• Workforce challenges in primary and secondary care
Work carried out so far
- Alignment of the core curricula for trainees (ST 1-5) in gynaecology, genito-urinary medicine and dermatology with agreement of the SAC Chairs (see below)
- We have submitted cross speciality input to the advanced training skills module for the RCOG
Our current work includes
- Development of educational resources eg badged courses, networks.
- For post CCT trainees there will be a need for further development of knowledge, skills and competencies pan-speciality which will support CPD and revalidation.
- Future work to map out post CCT and nurses training needs. (Post CCT could be based on the RCOG ATSM vulval disease).
- Working with the RCOG on the DRCOG examination
Who we are
- The BSSVD Education and Training group – a multispeciality team reporting to the BSSVD Council
- The ‘Vulval workforce group’ a multispeciality team under the BAD Education unit reporting to the BSSVD Council and working alongside the BSSVD Education and Training Group