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

GPs delivering late-stage dementia care denied specialist support

GPs delivering late-stage dementia care denied specialist support

GPs are being forced to play the main role in caring for patients with late-stage...

Skin reaction after progestogen implant case study

Skin reaction after progestogen implant case study

Dr Rajiv Ghurye, Dr Suma Sreeshyla and Dr Simon Giles describe an unusual cause of...

Seborrhoeic dermatitis - Clinical review
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Seborrhoeic dermatitis - Clinical review

Dr James Powell covers the diagnosis and management of seborrhoeic dermatitis.

Pregnancy/antenatal care

BMA predicts £3.4bn GP funding shortfall by 2020/21

BMA predicts £3.4bn GP funding shortfall by 2020/21

General practice funding will be £3.4bn below the level it needs by the end of the...

GP dilemma: How should I deal with a patient requesting the hepatitis B vaccine?

GP dilemma: How should I deal with a patient requesting the hepatitis B vaccine?

Practices have been removed from the hepatitis B vaccine supply chain until further...

Commons inquiry must tackle '20-year demographic timebomb' in practice nursing

Commons inquiry must tackle '20-year demographic timebomb' in practice nursing

Politicians should consider a new agreement on pay and conditions for general practice...

Pregnancy problems

Dr Chris Mimnagh: Telecare should build on technology we already use

Dr Chris Mimnagh: Telecare should build on technology we already use

In the week that Apple announced atrial fibrillation monitoring would be coming to...

NICE diabetes guidance backs GP referral to lifestyle programmes

NICE diabetes guidance backs GP referral to lifestyle programmes

NICE has updated its 2012 guidance on preventing type 2 diabetes to put greater importance...

Adjuvanted vaccine could improve flu protection and slash GP workload

Adjuvanted vaccine could improve flu protection and slash GP workload

Switching to an adjuvanted flu vaccine next flu season could slash GP visits from...

Assisted conception

Complaints about primary care surge amid pressure on GPs

Complaints about primary care surge amid pressure on GPs

Complaints about primary care rose sharply in 2016/17 in the latest sign of growing...

Service linking GPs with consultants prevents thousands of hospital visits
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Service linking GPs with consultants prevents thousands of hospital visits

More than 18,500 patients have been spared an outpatient hospital visit by a service...

Genetic information and confidentiality

Genetic information and confidentiality

In the latest in our series on the GMC's new confidentiality guidance, MDU medico-legal...

Postnatal care, six-week check

Antiphospholipid syndrome: diagnosis and management

Antiphospholipid syndrome: diagnosis and management

Dr Anisur Rahman and Dr Salma Ahmed discuss the diagnosis and management of antiphospholipid...

Case study: Breathlessness on exertion

Case study: Breathlessness on exertion

The clinical approach to a patient with breathlessness caused by aortic valve disease...

Flagship GP extended hours scheme placed in special measures by CQC
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Flagship GP extended hours scheme placed in special measures by CQC

The South Tees Access Response (STAR) service, a scheme set up with GP Access Fund...

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