GP continuing professional development

IUD training

The Royal Women’s Hospital in collaboration with Bayer Women’s Health are offering education on the insertion of Intrauterine Devices (IUDs).

This IUD training will be run across two sessions – a theory component (online) and a practical simulation component (in person in a small group setting).

Please note that attendance at both sessions is required. There is no cost involved.

Sessions are run 2-3 times per year, based on demand. For more information or to registered your interest in the next session, please email

Following completion of the simulation training, there are limited opportunities to undertake supervised training of IUD insertion at the Women’s outpatients contraceptive services.

Eligibility criteria and prioritisation will be restricted to Specialist General Practitioners with sufficient practice support and readiness.

Practical ImplanonNXT training

The Royal Women’s provides free workshops to upskill in ImplanonNXT practice. 

  • This workshop provides the opportunity to gain the knowledge and skill necessary to safely insert and remove Implanon NXT through supervised simulated practice.
  • Content includes clinical information, safe insertion and removal, indications and contraindications, and management of side effects.
  • Suitable for doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses, and midwives. Opportunities for skill development in local anaesthetic administration are provided for nurses & midwives as required.

Ticket Price: Free

For more information: See Practical ImplanonNXT training.

Dates: Workshops have concluded for 2023. More dates will be released in 2024.

Workshops: Women's Alcohol and Drug Service teleECHO sessions
Workshops held through the year

The Women's Alcohol and Drug Service (WADS) offers free statewide professional education and training and secondary consultation for GPs and other health professionals.
Online education sessions using ECHO offer specialist knowledge and support in the management of women using drugs and alcohol during the perinatal period.

To view and register for upcoming sessions visit the Women's Alcohol & drugs education & training webpage. 

More information and booking

Recording: Supporting patients with infertility webinar

Drawing on expertise from clinicians leading Victoria’s Public Fertility Service, this webinar provides GPs and Practice Nurses with practical knowledge about:

  • the causes of infertility
  • how to investigate subfertility in primary care
  • the latest range of assisted fertility and fertility preservation treatments; and
  • how to support patients to access treatment through Victoria’s Public Fertility Care Service.

Victoria’s free Public Fertility Care Service is available to all Victorian residents and is not means tested. To find out more, please see Public fertility service.

Recording: Menopause management: a normal transition and when to intervene

Dr Giselle Darling, Women's Health Consultant at the Women's, provides this online webinar.

Over 90 minutes, Dr Darling provides a comprehensive overview of current evidence around best practice menopause management.

You will learn about:

  • the symptoms of menopause
  • pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapies.
  • Menopause Hormone Therapy (MHT) in detail including types, indications, contraindications, when to cease MHT, and important considerations of MHT in the context of previous or current breast cancer. 

Recordings: Early medical abortion webinars

This two-part information session on early medical abortion was hosted by GenWest, Women’s Health In the North, the Women's, and North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network

Session one: 28 June 2022 information session

Medical termination of pregnancy is the preferred method of induced abortion for nearly 50 per cent of women worldwide who experience unwanted pregnancy. The procedure is safe, effective and legal. However, despite the legal status of abortion in Victoria there remains limited access to early medical abortion.

GenWest, Women’s Health In the North, the Royal Women’s Hospital, and North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network hosted this information session.


Session two: 18 April 2023 - information session

This session builds on information provided in the June 2022 session, and includes:

• an overview of training requirements for providing early medical abortion

• an update on early medical abortion procedures, practice experiences, and support and referral pathways for GPs and nurses who currently provide or are motivated to provide early medical abortion

• discussion component to explore complex cases and demystify early medical abortion provision.

Recording: Cervical Cancer Screening and Elimination – including self-collection and updated screening guidelines

The Women’s and Univeristy of Melbourne Grand Round: Cervical Cancer Screening & Elimination.

Presented by: Prof Marion Saville AM, Angela Steele, Dr David Wrede

(Recorded at The Women’s Grand Round, 26 August 2022)

Recording: Updates on screening for ovarian cancer and referral criteria for colposcopy

This session aimed to provide information on recent changes in acceptance criteria for colposcopy and the latest evidence for ovarian cancer screening.

Topics discussed:

  • Ovarian cancer screening: Has there been any progress?
  • Updates on referral criteria for colposcopy

Date: 10th August 2021


  • Associate Professor Orla McNally, Consultant Gynaecologist Oncologist and Director of Oncology/Dysplasia clinic, the Royal Women’s Hospital
  • Dr David Wrede, Consultant Gynaecologist and Lead for Dysplasia, the Royal Women’s Hospital.

Recordings: Shared care webinars

The Women’s shared care webinars took place on the 16th and 23rd March 2021. The recording of both sessions are now available. Please click links below to watch the recordings:

Early pregnancy issues and COVID 19 impact on pregnancy


Syphilis and common skin problems in pregnancy

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • identify and manage syphilis and hepatitis B in pregnancy
  • better diagnose pregnancy related skin problems
  • improve the management of common skin conditions in pregnant women.

Workshop recordings: Shared care workshop

The Women’s shared care workshops were held in September and October 2022. The recordings of both sessions are now available. 

Shared Care Workshop 1: COVID-19 and Infections in Pregnancy and Third Trimester issues, 19 October 2022

Dr Vicki Woodward and Dr Rachel Ryan: A recording of this session (two hours) has been uploaded to the website and YouTube channel and is now ready for viewing. On completion, you can self-record your attendance via your RACGP learning portal, and you will obtain three pregnancy-related CPD points.

Shared Care Workshop 2: Bleeding in Pregnancy, 14 September 2022

Dr Peter Jurcevic. A recording of this session (1.5 hours) has been uploaded to the website and YouTube channel and is now ready for viewing. On completion, you can self-record your attendance via your RACGP learning portal, and you will obtain three pregnancy-related CPD points.