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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Vaginal discharge consultations

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Extend postnatal health checks to protect new mothers, says RCGP

Pre-pregnancy counselling

GP dilemma: An online service issues an unnecessary prescription to my patient

GP dilemma: An online service issues an unnecessary prescription to my patient

A patient has received an unnecessary prescription from an online prescribing system....

Funding cuts lead to dramatic fall in prescribing of stop smoking products

Funding cuts lead to dramatic fall in prescribing of stop smoking products

The number of prescriptions issued in primary care in England for nicotine replacement...

New HEE deal aims to recruit GP trainees from the Caribbean

New HEE deal aims to recruit GP trainees from the Caribbean

Hundreds of doctors could join the GP workforce as part of a new programme set up...

Pregnancy/antenatal care

CCGs block GP at Hand's expansion to Birmingham

CCGs block GP at Hand's expansion to Birmingham

Two CCGs have objected to GP at Hand's plans to expand to a site in Birmingham because...

GP at Hand's patient list growth starts to slow, data reveal

GP at Hand's patient list growth starts to slow, data reveal

The growth in the number of patients registering with the controversial GP at Hand...

GP leaders slam premises fee hikes as figures show practices owe £202m

GP leaders slam premises fee hikes as figures show practices owe £202m

GP leaders have hit out at premises service charge increases after the DHSC revealed...

Pregnancy problems

Public health should be rebuilt around general practice, says top GP

Public health should be rebuilt around general practice, says top GP

Public health needs to be 'built around general practice', with an increased role...

NICE guidance on RA updates prescribing and test advice

NICE guidance on RA updates prescribing and test advice

Updated NICE guidance on RA backs anti-CCP antibody testing for all patients diagnosed...

One in four GP trainees forced to work 'beyond their competence'

One in four GP trainees forced to work 'beyond their competence'

More than a quarter of GP trainees say they have been forced to cope with clinical...

Assisted conception

GMC poll highlights out-of-hours 'exploitation' fear for GP trainees

GMC poll highlights out-of-hours 'exploitation' fear for GP trainees

GP trainees working in out-of-hours care are being forced to work beyond their competence...

GP out-of-hours services hit by closures amid workforce crisis

GP out-of-hours services hit by closures amid workforce crisis

Out-of-hours services have been hit by closures caused by the GP recruitment and...

GP training: The problem with hospital posts in GP training

GP training: The problem with hospital posts in GP training

Dr Patrice Baptiste reflects on her hospital-based training as she prepares for her...

Postnatal care, six-week check

Inadequate Virgin practice understaffed and lacked clinical oversight, CQC found

Inadequate Virgin practice understaffed and lacked clinical oversight, CQC found

A CQC check on an inadequate GP practice run by private provider Virgin Care found...

Personal finance: Five ways to make the most of your savings

Personal finance: Five ways to make the most of your savings

Nigel Pullen offers some advice on how GPs can make their money work as hard as they...

Top 10 longest-serving health secretaries

Top 10 longest-serving health secretaries

Jeremy Hunt outlasted a host of illustrious predecessors including NHS founder Aneurin...

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