Obstetrics

Browse obstetrics news, education and analysis by obstetrics subsections - pre-pregnancy counselling; pregnancy and antenatal care; pregnancy problems; assisted conception; postnatal care and six-week check.

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Skin changes and complaints in pregnancy

Eight-week-old embryo in the right fallopian tube (Photograph: SPL)

Clincal Review: Ectopic pregnancy

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Night sweats - red flag symptoms

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Postcoital bleeding - red flag symptoms

Pre-pregnancy counselling

'Bedside manner' is most common trigger of complaints about GPs

'Bedside manner' is most common trigger of complaints about GPs

Patients are more likely to make complaints about GPs due to poor bedside manner...

GPs will not be forced into seven-day opening despite PM's comments, officials confirm

GPs will not be forced into seven-day opening despite PM's comments, officials confirm

GP practices will not be compelled to open seven days a week or beyond current core...

Claims against GPs working out-of-hours exceeded £30m in three years

Claims against GPs working out-of-hours exceeded £30m in three years

A medico-legal organisation has revealed it paid out 'well over' £30m in compensation...

Pregnancy/antenatal care

Cervical cancer screening attendance drops to 19-year low

Cervical cancer screening attendance drops to 19-year low

Attendance for cervical screening tests has dropped to a 19-year low, a charity has...

Over 100 complaints after Capita takes over patient records service

Over 100 complaints after Capita takes over patient records service

NHS bosses received more than 100 official complaints about the new privatised patient...

All parties must support GPs, college warns ahead of Northern Ireland election

All parties must support GPs, college warns ahead of Northern Ireland election

The RCGP has called on all political parties in Northern Ireland to commit to supporting...

Pregnancy problems

GP referrals blocked as NHS sees four-fold rise in hospitals on top alert

GP referrals blocked as NHS sees four-fold rise in hospitals on top alert

GPs continued to face blocks on routine referrals as the number of NHS hospitals...

Preparing for appraisal as a GP locum
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Preparing for appraisal as a GP locum

Some aspects of appraisal can be more challenging for locum GPs. Dr Anna Cumisky...

CQC hails dedication of practice that turned 'inadequate' rating to 'good' within a year

CQC hails dedication of practice that turned 'inadequate' rating to 'good' within a year

The CQC has hailed the 'dedication and commitment' of a GP practice in Bedfordshire...

Assisted conception

NHS at risk unless government takes responsibility for crisis, warns NHS Alliance
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NHS at risk unless government takes responsibility for crisis, warns NHS Alliance

The NHS 'could be made to fail' if the government blames GPs for the crisis facing...

Exclusive: High numbers of patients over 65 put pressure on underdoctored areas

Exclusive: High numbers of patients over 65 put pressure on underdoctored areas

GPs in some of England's most underdoctored CCGs are coping with well above average...

MRCGP: CSA practice case - Low mood in a menopausal patient

MRCGP: CSA practice case - Low mood in a menopausal patient

For use individually or in a study group with someone playing the doctor, patient...

Postnatal care, six-week check

GP training: 5 common prescribing pitfalls and how to avoid them

GP training: 5 common prescribing pitfalls and how to avoid them

MDU medico-legal adviser Dr Beverley Ward highlights the five most common prescribing...

QOF suspended in Wales as NHS winter pressure drives up demand

QOF suspended in Wales as NHS winter pressure drives up demand

The Welsh government has suspended most QOF requirements for practices in order to...

Nearly 200 GP practices closed in 2016 alone, NHS data suggest
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Nearly 200 GP practices closed in 2016 alone, NHS data suggest

Up to 181 GP practices closed in the 12 months to January 2017, official data show.

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