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About the Programme

Contact Us

  • Programme Director: vacant
  • Co-ordinator of Reproductive and Sexual Health Courses: Deirdre Lundy, email:

Aims and Functions 

The Women's Health Programme was established in 1998 on the recommendation of the Task Force for Women's Health under the chairmanship of Dr Mary Condren. The Programme has evolved since its inception to cover a wide range of topic areas, a variety of educational formats and a series of publications with a multi-disciplinary approach. The educational aim of the Women's Health Programme is to provide high quality educational opportunities in topics in women's health for GPs, practice nurses and other healthcare professionals in a timely manner that are accessible, applicable, responsive and relevant to day-to-day workload.

The functions of the Women's Health Programme are to:

  • Provide educational support for primary care professionals providing women's health care
  • Contribute to the college's policy development in this area
  • Present the GP perspective on women's health in consultations with external agencies


The educational and policy agendas for the Women's Health Programme are set by a combination of:

  • Regular education needs assessments
  • Evaluation and feedback from members and course participants
  • Priorities set by the council and executive
  • New developments in women's healthcare in Ireland


Courses are supported by the fees paid by participants. The programme has also received support from the HSE Sexual Health and Crisis Pregnancy Programme, and Cervicalcheck, and educational grants from pharmaceutical companies. 

Course Convenors

If you are interested in running a Contraception Certificate - Theory Course you will need to complete and return the course application form each year or occasion you hold the course for consideration of the RSH Committee.  



 Theory Course Provider Application Form (Application_form_for_course_providers_-_Blank.doc | 79 KB)