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

A short history of the Bolam test - a keystone of medical negligence law for 60 years

A short history of the Bolam test - a keystone of medical negligence law for 60 years

Hull GP Dr Thomas Abraham looks back at the 60-year history of the Bolam test, which...

Volunteering as a GP in Nepal

Volunteering as a GP in Nepal

UK charity PHASE Worldwide aims to sustainably reduce poverty through community-based...

Contraceptive pill linked to reduced risk of rheumatoid arthritis

Contraceptive pill linked to reduced risk of rheumatoid arthritis

Taking oral contraceptive for seven or more consecutive years is linked to a 19%...

Pregnancy/antenatal care

Four out of five online primary care services rated by CQC found to be unsafe

Four out of five online primary care services rated by CQC found to be unsafe

Four in every five online primary care services rated so far have been deemed unsafe...

Exclusive: Partners expect local enhanced services income to fall in 2017/18

Exclusive: Partners expect local enhanced services income to fall in 2017/18

Two thirds of GP partners say income from local enhanced services (LESs) will fall...

Practices bid for controlling stake in integrated provider lined-up for £5bn contract

Practices bid for controlling stake in integrated provider lined-up for £5bn contract

GP practices serving almost 300,000 patients are part of a preferred bidder for what...

Pregnancy problems

A third of GP trainees do not intend to work in NHS after qualifying

A third of GP trainees do not intend to work in NHS after qualifying

Just two in three GP trainees close to qualifying see themselves working in NHS general...

Clinical review: Atrial fibrillation

Clinical review: Atrial fibrillation

Diagnosing atrial fibrillation, managing rate control, rhythm control and reduction...

Locums twice as likely as partners to see higher increases in indemnity costs
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Locums twice as likely as partners to see higher increases in indemnity costs

GP locums are twice as likely as partners to see larger increases in their indemnity...

Assisted conception

5,000 extra GP appointments a month created through extended access scheme

5,000 extra GP appointments a month created through extended access scheme

An extended access scheme in Oxfordshire is providing 5,000 more GP appointments...

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Capacity concerns as practices covering 7,000 patients face closure

Capacity concerns as practices covering 7,000 patients face closure

LMC leaders in Essex have said there could be concerns for service capacity after...

Postnatal care, six-week check

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard: Soaring indemnity costs must be addressed

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard: Soaring indemnity costs must be addressed

Indemnity costs are getting in the way of GPs doing their jobs and the system needs...

University to offer 50 places to study medicine through clearing this week
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University to offer 50 places to study medicine through clearing this week

A London medical school said it is braced to receive thousands of calls this week...

Red flag symptoms: Vomiting in children, assessment and possible causes

Red flag symptoms: Vomiting in children, assessment and possible causes

Advice on taking a careful history, physical examination and possible causes in neonates,...

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