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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Extend postnatal health checks to protect new mothers, says RCGP

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

Pre-pregnancy counselling

Map: GP practice mergers and closures under NHS England

Map: GP practice mergers and closures under NHS England

Hundreds of GP practices have merged or closed since NHS England became operational...

Federation-wide enhanced services deal boosts frequency of GP payments

Federation-wide enhanced services deal boosts frequency of GP payments

Practices in east London are set to benefit from more regular payments after a new...

GMC reveals six-point action plan to overhaul revalidation

GMC reveals six-point action plan to overhaul revalidation

The GMC has released an action plan of six major commitments it will achieve by March...

Pregnancy/antenatal care

Dr Richard Vautrey elected chair of GPC England and UK

Dr Richard Vautrey elected chair of GPC England and UK

Leeds GP Dr Richard Vautrey has been elected chair of the BMA's GP committee for...

Campaigners consider legal action against HPV decision

Campaigners consider legal action against HPV decision

GPs have called on the government to 'urgently' reconsider its stance that extending...

GP leaders fear government 'airbrushing' of workforce failures
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GP leaders fear government 'airbrushing' of workforce failures

GP leaders have warned the government against 'airbrushing' its failure to increase...

Pregnancy problems

One in three dementia cases preventable through lifestyle changes

One in three dementia cases preventable through lifestyle changes

Researchers have urged GPs to 'be ambitious about prevention' after finding that...

Clinical review: Prostate cancer

Clinical review: Prostate cancer

An overview of the diagnosis and management of prostate cancer, including classification...

HPV jabs for boys 'highly unlikely to be cost-effective' say DH advisers

HPV jabs for boys 'highly unlikely to be cost-effective' say DH advisers

DH advisers reviewing the HPV vaccination programme have concluded it is 'highly...

Assisted conception

Exclusive: Practices serving 2.7m patients closed or merged since 2013

Exclusive: Practices serving 2.7m patients closed or merged since 2013

Almost one in 10 GP practices have closed, merged or been taken over since NHS England...

GP Job of the Week: GP member, Advisory Committee on Borderline Substances, Department of Health

GP Job of the Week: GP member, Advisory Committee on Borderline Substances, Department of Health

The Advisory Committee on Borderline Substances (ACBS), which advises the Secretary...

GP services among STP projects awarded a share of £325m new investment
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GP services among STP projects awarded a share of £325m new investment

Primary care hubs and urgent care GP services are among the sustainability and transformation...

Postnatal care, six-week check

GMC demands more freedom to pare down formal investigations

GMC demands more freedom to pare down formal investigations

'Clunky and outdated' legislation is holding the GMC back from paring down unnecessary...

Early diagnosis of Lyme disease
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Early diagnosis of Lyme disease

Recognition of the erythema migrans rash and other symptoms can aid prompt identification...

Collective list closure will cause 'maximum disruption' to government

Collective list closure will cause 'maximum disruption' to government

Collective closure of patient lists is the best way for GPs to cause maximum disruption...

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