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

RCGP details women's health as 'clinical priority' amid calls for more training

RCGP details women's health as 'clinical priority' amid calls for more training

The RCGP has pledged to treat women's health 'as a priority' over the coming year,...

BMA hits out over 'scandalous' failure to deliver £11m for struggling practices

BMA hits out over 'scandalous' failure to deliver £11m for struggling practices

GP leaders have called for urgent action from NHS England over failures by CCGs to...

Employers pension contribution hike as DH shifts £35m bill to providers

Employers pension contribution hike as DH shifts £35m bill to providers

GP practices will pay employers pension contributions at an increased rate of 14.38%...

Pregnancy/antenatal care

Insulin resistance linked to 'faster cognitive decline' and impaired memory

Insulin resistance linked to 'faster cognitive decline' and impaired memory

Insulin resistance is associated with accelerated cognitive decline, poor cognitive...

Data watchdog 'not advocating' SystmOne GPs stop record sharing

Data watchdog 'not advocating' SystmOne GPs stop record sharing

The UK's information commissioner has decided against advising 2,700 GP practices...

Exclusive: Urgent cancer scans blocked for two in five GPs

Exclusive: Urgent cancer scans blocked for two in five GPs

Two in five GPs have had referrals on the two-week cancer pathway bounced back or...

Pregnancy problems

Indemnity: Rising indemnity costs are a threat to general practice

Indemnity: Rising indemnity costs are a threat to general practice

Rising indemnity costs must be tackled or the NHS risks losing many talented GPs,...

RCGP urges members to report any impact on GP training from HEE cuts

RCGP urges members to report any impact on GP training from HEE cuts

The RCGP has asked members to report any impacts on GP training as a result of cuts...

Exclusive: GPs reject DH vision of switch to 1,500 superhubs
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Exclusive: GPs reject DH vision of switch to 1,500 superhubs

Four out of five GPs believe the government's vision of primary care migrating from...

Assisted conception

BMA junior doctors chair among first on scene at Westminster attack

BMA junior doctors chair among first on scene at Westminster attack

BMA junior doctors committee chair and GP trainee Dr Jeeves Wijesuriya is believed...

Clinical review: Peripheral vascular disease

Clinical review: Peripheral vascular disease

The diagnosis and management of peripheral vascular disease in primary care, including...

GP Job of the Week: Salaried GP/GP partner, Brighton

GP Job of the Week: Salaried GP/GP partner, Brighton

Wish Park Surgery in Hove is looking for a salaried GP or partner to work six sessions...

Postnatal care, six-week check

Skill mix: Do practice pharmacists really make a difference?

Skill mix: Do practice pharmacists really make a difference?

Pharmacist and practice partner Mark Stone explains the benefits of employing pharmacists...

Oral contraceptives offer women long-term cancer protection, RCGP study shows

Oral contraceptives offer women long-term cancer protection, RCGP study shows

Taking oral contraceptives is associated with a long-term protective effect against...

Locum and salaried GPs excluded from NHS planning because of huge data gaps

Locum and salaried GPs excluded from NHS planning because of huge data gaps

The lack of data on the sessional GP workforce means they are being excluded from...

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