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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Pre-pregnancy counselling

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NHS officials doubled in two years as GP workforce dropped

Staff employed by NHS England and the DHSC doubled in two years from the start of...

Child coughing

NICE traffic light tool that helps GPs spot seriously ill under-5s 'unreliable'

NICE's 'traffic light' system - intended to help GPs identify risk of serious illness...

Pregnant woman receives COVID-19 vaccine

COVID-19 vaccine uptake in pregnant women rising but stark inequality remains

More than half of pregnant women are now double vaccinated against COVID-19 as uptake...

Pregnancy/antenatal care

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UK COVID-19 vaccination programme tracker

GPs across the UK have led the largest-ever NHS vaccination programme in response...

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Overseas-graduate GPs fare worse in medical tribunals due to lack of legal help

UK GPs who graduated overseas face worse outcomes in GMC cases because they are far...

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Practical advice for GPs on prescribing HRT

GP menopause specialists Dr Louise Newson and Dr Olivia Jones provides an overview...

Pregnancy problems

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PCNs falling short on 26,000 staff target and need more flexibility, GPs warn

Government plans to bring in 26,000 staff by 2024 to support general practice are...

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Podcast: How two GPs set up a business to advise doctors about finance

Talking General Practice speaks to GPs Dr Tommy Perkins and Dr Ed Cantelo from Medics...

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MPs from all parties call on government to do more on GP shortage

MPs from all parties have warned the government that it needs to do more to tackle...

Assisted conception

BMA House

QC's report lifts lid on scale of GP dissatisfaction with BMA representation

GP representation in the BMA is 'dysfunctional', run by an old boys' network and...

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GPs demand end to defensive medicine via 'no fault' compensation scheme

GPs have instructed the BMA to explore the benefits of a 'no-fault' medical compensation...

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GP funding system penalises practices in deprived areas, LMCs warn

GP practices in areas of high deprivation are being 'penalised' by current funding...

Postnatal care, six-week check

GPs vote at LMCs conference

GP leaders sketch out principles for national association of LMCs

GP representatives have agreed a series of consensus statements around plans for...

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One in eight GP trainees do not plan to work in general practice, BMA poll shows

Some 13% of GP trainees say they do not intend to work in general practice after...

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Principles of advance care planning explained

Dr Kathryn Leask, Medical Defence Union (MDU) medico-legal adviser, explains clinicians'...

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