Nexplanon Training Support Programme (NTSP)

The Nexplanon Training Support Programme (NTSP) is a non-promotional programme provided by accredited Faculty Registered Trainers for all Healthcare Professionals (HCPs) who wish to advance their clinical skills in subdermal contraceptive implant techniques.

NTSP is fully funded by Organon and part of the Risk Minimisation Measures for Nexplanon.

What? Who? Why?

What is it?

A non-promotional programme provided by accredited Faculty Registered Trainers who will support clinicians in achieving the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health (FSRH) Letter of Competence (LoC) in subdermal contraceptive implant techniques.

Improves confidence and understanding of long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) and subdermal implants, in order to support contraceptive choices for women. Also supports clinical skills enhancement and professional development of HCPs.

This programme is initiated and fully funded by Organon Pharma (UK) Ltd.

As post licence educational commitment, Organon Pharma (UK) Ltd have provided the Nexplanon Training Support Programme (NTSP) to train Healthcare Professionals to competently insert and remove Nexplanon.

Who is it for?

The NTSP is suitable for all HCPs who wish to advance their clinical skills in subdermal contraceptive implant techniques.

Why is it needed?

Access to, and uptake of, LARC is a recognised healthcare priority in order to reduce the incidence and impact of unintended pregnancies. The current limited use of LARC suggests that Healthcare Professionals would benefit from more guidance and training so that they can help women make an informed choice.1

What is the programme?

Step 1: Digital consultation and LoC process

An initial digital consultation led by one of the NTSP team where we will initially assess the clinician’s clinical knowledge in contraception. This will enable us to formulate a learning plan of action with a dedicated timescale to achieve the Online Theory Assessment (OTA). We will maintain support of the clinician throughout their training and preparation, until they successfully pass the OTA (not funded or assessed by Organon Pharma (UK) Ltd).

After the OTA, the next step will be a digital online session to practice the insertion and removal procedure of Nexplanon with a model arm and placebos that have been previously sent to the HCP.

Step 2: Practice-based training

A one-day, practice-based training day, delivered by Faculty Registered Trainers, is arranged in order to support HCPs in inserting and removing Nexplanon in their own patient population. This will achieve required outcomes outlined by the FSRH, ensuring clinicians become competent and confident in the procedures.

Step 3: Follow up

1 month post-training: digital session to assess levels of confidence and competence of fitting and removing Nexplanon, helping with any issues or scenarios encountered whilst continuing to build confidence of fitters by reinforcing training and skills support.

3 months post-training: a face-to-face supervisory clinic visit with time to assess difficult cases that may require support whist sharing good practice and top tips.

6 months post-training: a non-promotional fitter forum to discuss any issues encountered, updates, case scenarios and sharing good practice with other colleagues on insertion and removal techniques.

This tailored training programme allows Healthcare Professionals to remain confident and competent in implant fitting and removal with ongoing support.

What are the benefits of the NTSP programme?

Enables Healthcare Professionals to provide more women-centred care and assist the woman with making more informed decisions about contraception which suits her current lifestyle.

Ensures Healthcare Professionals maintain a high-quality implant fitting and removal service.

Tailored, in-practice training means Healthcare Professionals can receive training without leaving their workplace.

Supports the NHS strategy to reduce the health and wellbeing costs associated with unintended pregnancies.1

NTSP resources

How to insert, remove, and replace Nexplanon*

As part of the NTSP programme, please find video guides on how to insert and remove Nexplanon.

Fitter Forums

Find out more about Nexplanon Fitter Forums, held by NTSP for the education and support of Nexplanon fitters.

Contraception LARC Discussion Flow

Resource to support HCPs in guiding and discussing LARC choices with women.

Contact us

For further information about the programme and to start your NTSP training journey please contact our dedicated nurse team.

*This site provides information regarding the insertion and removal of Nexplanon, implant for subdermal use. It is strongly recommended that Nexplanon be inserted and removed only by Healthcare Professionals who have completed training for the use of the Nexplanon applicator and the techniques for insertion and removal of the Nexplanon implant, and, where appropriate, that supervision be requested prior to inserting or removing the implant. It is not intended to serve as a substitute for face-to-face training.

Please always refer to the information within the Summary of Product Characteristics.


  1. NICE 2019. Clinical Guideline 30. Long-acting Reversible Contraception update 2019.
GB-XPL-115395 | Date of Preparation December 2022