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

Patient data loss hushed up to protect practices from worried patients, says Hunt

Patient data loss hushed up to protect practices from worried patients, says Hunt

The loss of more than 700,000 items of patient data was kept quiet by the government...

Two thirds of UK people back 'opt-out' organ donation model, BMA poll reveals

Two thirds of UK people back 'opt-out' organ donation model, BMA poll reveals

Two thirds of people in the UK would support a system of presumed consent for organ...

GP indemnity costs to rise as government hikes personal injury payouts

GP indemnity costs to rise as government hikes personal injury payouts

GP indemnity costs are likely to continue to rise after changes to personal injury...

Pregnancy/antenatal care

Should GPs treat patients presenting with dental problems?

Should GPs treat patients presenting with dental problems?

The MDU's Dr Sissy Frank considers what GPs should do if a patient presents with...

Extra general practice placements make students more likely to choose GP career

Extra general practice placements make students more likely to choose GP career

Increasing training time in general practice placements is associated with more medical...

Red flag symptoms: Abdominal pain
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Red flag symptoms: Abdominal pain

Identifying potentially serious causes of abdominal pain.

Pregnancy problems

Northern Ireland LMCs to debate mass resignation and switch to salaried service

Northern Ireland LMCs to debate mass resignation and switch to salaried service

GP leaders in Northern Ireland will urge practices to press ahead with plans to sign...

GP recruitment videos target foundation doctors for general practice

GP recruitment videos target foundation doctors for general practice

Three new recruitment videos by Health Education England North West aim to attract...

GP leaders win new powers to oversee £90m PMS review in London

GP leaders win new powers to oversee £90m PMS review in London

GP leaders in London have secured an assurance role that could help shield practices...

Assisted conception

Extend GP mental health training to improve eating disorder care

Extend GP mental health training to improve eating disorder care

The RCGP has refuted claims that GPs are not trained to treat patients with eating...

Cancer: Why GPs should find time to ask cancer patients about money

Cancer: Why GPs should find time to ask cancer patients about money

Financial problems for people affected by cancer can have a profound impact on their...

NHS financial crisis blocking plans to move care out of hospital, warn MPs

NHS financial crisis blocking plans to move care out of hospital, warn MPs

Plans to move NHS care out of hospitals and into community or primary care settings...

Postnatal care, six-week check

GP training: How can the NHS retain doctors at the start of their careers?

GP training: How can the NHS retain doctors at the start of their careers?

Reflecting on her own experiences, Dr Patrice Baptiste looks at how medical training...

Scottish government backs GP collaboration with £7.5m fund

Scottish government backs GP collaboration with £7.5m fund

GPs in Scotland will be encouraged to collaborate with a £7.5m fund to support the...

Exclusive: GP leading junior doctors focused on rebuilding BMA support

Exclusive: GP leading junior doctors focused on rebuilding BMA support

The newly elected chair of the BMA junior doctors committee (JDC) has not ruled out...

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