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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Postcoital bleeding - red flag symptoms

Night sweats - red flag symptoms

Vaginal discharge consultations

Extend postnatal health checks to protect new mothers, says RCGP

Pre-pregnancy counselling

Major pharmacy chain paused flu service amid over-65 jab confusion

Major pharmacy chain paused flu service amid over-65 jab confusion

A leading pharmacy chain temporarily suspended its flu vaccination service last week...

Top GP warns health secretary against 'deaf enthusiasm' for disruptive technology

Top GP warns health secretary against 'deaf enthusiasm' for disruptive technology

A top GP has issued a stark message to health and social care secretary Matt Hancock...

GPs can expect to be sued once every 10 years, warns MDU

GPs can expect to be sued once every 10 years, warns MDU

GPs face being sued four times on average in a 40-year career, according to a leading...

Pregnancy/antenatal care

General practice is in a 'complete mess', warns former RCGP chair

General practice is in a 'complete mess', warns former RCGP chair

General practice is in its worst state since the 1970s and needs fundamental change...

NHS England is 'ahead of target' for increasing GP funding after £580m boost

NHS England is 'ahead of target' for increasing GP funding after £580m boost

NHS England has said it is ahead of target for increasing funding for GPs after official...

GPs should 'dust off' pandemic plans this flu season, warns leading GP

GPs should 'dust off' pandemic plans this flu season, warns leading GP

Practices should be 'dusting off their pandemic plans' ahead of the upcoming flu...

Pregnancy problems

Huge BMA poll highlights chronic pressure on GPs and NHS 'culture of blame'

Huge BMA poll highlights chronic pressure on GPs and NHS 'culture of blame'

Nine out of 10 GPs say inadequate NHS resources are undermining the quality and safety...

Damning BMA report warns of 'unconscious racism' in NHS

Damning BMA report warns of 'unconscious racism' in NHS

Black and minority ethnic (BME) doctors are more likely to fear being unfairly blamed...

GMC 'failing to learn' as tribunal appeals continue after Bawa-Garba case

GMC 'failing to learn' as tribunal appeals continue after Bawa-Garba case

Doctors have hit out at the GMC for failing to learn from the Bawa-Garba case, as...

Assisted conception

What we know so far about plans for state-backed GP indemnity

What we know so far about plans for state-backed GP indemnity

The announcement last year that the government would develop a state-backed GP indemnity...

Government could unveil detail of state-backed indemnity deal 'within weeks'

Government could unveil detail of state-backed indemnity deal 'within weeks'

Details of the state-backed GP indemnity scheme that will take effect from April...

Dr Nigel Watson: Will networks threaten or support traditional GP partnerships?

Dr Nigel Watson: Will networks threaten or support traditional GP partnerships?

Practices across England are linking up with other primary care services through...

Postnatal care, six-week check

Most partners out-earned by locums as hundreds of 'zombie practices' revealed

Most partners out-earned by locums as hundreds of 'zombie practices' revealed

Most GP partners earn less per clinical session than locums at their practice - and...

GP training: Tips for your ST3 year

GP training: Tips for your ST3 year

Dr Patrice Baptiste shares some tips for GP trainees at the start of their ST3 year.

What GPs need to know about new guidance on reflection

What GPs need to know about new guidance on reflection

MDU medico-legal adviser Dr Ellie Mein explains new guidance, which aims to reassure...

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