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

GP superpractice in talks to buy a hospital and recruit GP trainees from China

GP superpractice in talks to buy a hospital and recruit GP trainees from China

A 100,000-patient GP 'superpractice' in an NHS vanguard area plans to buy a hospital...

RCGP ambassadors denied access to STP proposals, college warns

RCGP ambassadors denied access to STP proposals, college warns

RCGP ambassadors employed to represent GPs in the development of sustainability and...

Generalist medicine: GPs should be celebrated as the 'Jack of All Trades'

Generalist medicine: GPs should be celebrated as the 'Jack of All Trades'

The GP chair of a CCG has launched a passionate defence of medical generalists in...

Pregnancy/antenatal care

Golden hellos could undermine GP recruitment in neighbouring areas, HEE admits

Golden hellos could undermine GP recruitment in neighbouring areas, HEE admits

An incentive scheme that offers trainees £20,000 to take up GP posts in hard-to-recruit...

STPs told to allocate up to 20% of transformation funds to primary care

STPs told to allocate up to 20% of transformation funds to primary care

Sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) will be required to spend up to a...

GP training: Why I decided on a career in general practice
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GP training: Why I decided on a career in general practice

At the end of her foundation training, Dr Patrice Baptiste found herself exhausted...

Pregnancy problems

MP demands GP waiting time guarantee amid practice closures
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MP demands GP waiting time guarantee amid practice closures

An MP has called for a guarantee that patients will not face longer waits for GP...

GPs should offer HIV tests to all new patients in high prevalence areas, NICE says

GPs should offer HIV tests to all new patients in high prevalence areas, NICE says

GP practices in areas of high HIV prevalence should offer and recommend HIV testing...

Starting out as a GP locum

Starting out as a GP locum

Becoming a locum can be daunting, but there are some practical steps GPs can take...

Assisted conception

Two in five GP trainees' education undermined by heavy workload, warns GMC
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Two in five GP trainees' education undermined by heavy workload, warns GMC

As many as two in five GP trainees face excessive workloads that interfere with their...

Hunt launches £1m flexible working pilot for GPs over 55

Hunt launches £1m flexible working pilot for GPs over 55

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has launched a £1m scheme to retain GPs aged over 55...

Atopic eczema: clinical review

Atopic eczema: clinical review

The causes of atopic eczema and advice on managing the condition, including diagnostic...

Postnatal care, six-week check

Bacterial infection: illustrated

Bacterial infection: illustrated

Presentations of infections including an infected sebaceous cyst, tonsillitis, a...

STP proposals 'impossible' without primary care funding, councils warn
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STP proposals 'impossible' without primary care funding, councils warn

Two councils have criticised their local sustainability and transformation plan (STP),...

Allowing pharmacists to refer patients to hospital could drive up activity, GP warns

Allowing pharmacists to refer patients to hospital could drive up activity, GP warns

Proposals to overhaul prescribing training for pharmacists and allow them to refer...

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