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

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Night sweats - red flag symptoms

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Extend postnatal health checks to protect new mothers, says RCGP

Pre-pregnancy counselling

GP leaders urge Lords to vote for bill that could ease indemnity costs

GP leaders urge Lords to vote for bill that could ease indemnity costs

Senior GPs are among healthcare leaders callling on the House of Lords to support...

UK general practice 'envied around the world', says health minister

UK general practice 'envied around the world', says health minister

A health minister has dismissed claims that the structure of general practice is...

Exclusive: Majority of GP practices report cuts to public health funding

Exclusive: Majority of GP practices report cuts to public health funding

More than three quarters of GP partners have experienced a reduction in funding for...

Pregnancy/antenatal care

GPs demand investment to cope with rising multimorbidity

GPs demand investment to cope with rising multimorbidity

GP leaders have called for better funding for generalist care after a report warned...

GP trainee £20,000 incentive scheme widened as uptake rises

GP trainee £20,000 incentive scheme widened as uptake rises

The government has expanded a scheme that offers £20,000 incentive payments to GP...

Bone pain - red flag symptoms

Bone pain - red flag symptoms

How to identify red flags in patients presenting with bone pain, including conducting...

Pregnancy problems

GP Job of the Week: Salaried GP or GP partner, Hampshire

GP Job of the Week: Salaried GP or GP partner, Hampshire

Located on the Hampshire/Surrey border, Fleet Medical Centre is looking for a new...

NHS opinion poll questions validity of Home Office data sharing deal, GPs warn

NHS opinion poll questions validity of Home Office data sharing deal, GPs warn

An opinion poll commissioned by NHS Digital on public attitudes to sharing data from...

Self care apps help patients come off diabetes medication

Self care apps help patients come off diabetes medication

Self-care smartphone apps can bring 'significant improvements' in diabetes management...

Assisted conception

Hundreds of patients quit GP at Hand video consultation service

Hundreds of patients quit GP at Hand video consultation service

Hundreds of patients have abandoned the controversial video consultation service...

GMC should lose right to appeal medical tribunal decisions, says BMA

GMC should lose right to appeal medical tribunal decisions, says BMA

The GMC should be stripped of its power to appeal medical tribunal decisions, the...

Amending medical records - what are patients' rights?

Amending medical records - what are patients' rights?

With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) about to come into force, practices...

Postnatal care, six-week check

GP trainee 'cautiously optimistic' as Home Office drops deportation bid

GP trainee 'cautiously optimistic' as Home Office drops deportation bid

The Home Office has dropped its bid to deport a Manchester-based doctor who faced...

Home Office sharing NHS data shows 'blatant disregard' for GP-patient trust

Home Office sharing NHS data shows 'blatant disregard' for GP-patient trust

MPs have repeated calls for NHS Digital to suspend a deal that allows government...

GPs slam 'scandalous' delays for pension payments

GPs slam 'scandalous' delays for pension payments

The BMA has condemned delays to pension payments for retiring GPs, warning that failures...

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