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

CCG expects spike in GP at Hand registrations after marketing drive

CCG expects spike in GP at Hand registrations after marketing drive

Numbers of patients registering with GP at Hand have spiked in recent weeks and are...

Understanding tax and your NHS pension

Understanding tax and your NHS pension

The government has recently changed how GPs can pay tax charges if they exceed their...

NHS failing to identify clinicians with leadership potential, report warns

NHS failing to identify clinicians with leadership potential, report warns

Clinical training programmes rarely promote leadership roles as a career option and...

Pregnancy/antenatal care

Partners face pay cut if state-backed indemnity strips cash from global sum

Partners face pay cut if state-backed indemnity strips cash from global sum

GP partners' income could be at risk if the cost of the state-backed indemnity deal...

GPs should not be frogmarched into 'untested' state indemnity deal, says MDO

GPs should not be frogmarched into 'untested' state indemnity deal, says MDO

GPs should not be forced to switch to the 'untested' state-backed indemnity model...

NHS England tells CCGs to end postcode lottery over blood glucose monitoring

NHS England tells CCGs to end postcode lottery over blood glucose monitoring

CCGs will be expected to make wearable sensors that allow continuous monitoring of...

Pregnancy problems

Viewpoint: Why appraisal is doing more harm than good

Viewpoint: Why appraisal is doing more harm than good

A GP appraiser says appraisal takes too much time and effort, which takes GPs away...

NHS faces 250,000 staff shortfall by 2030, warn think tanks

NHS faces 250,000 staff shortfall by 2030, warn think tanks

NHS leaders must set out plans to boost the GP workforce in the forthcoming long-term...

Capita failed to deliver cervical screening letters to 48,000 women

Capita failed to deliver cervical screening letters to 48,000 women

The BMA has hit out at an 'appalling' failure by primary care support provider Capita...

Assisted conception

GP partnership model 'contributing to recruitment crisis', LMCs warn

GP partnership model 'contributing to recruitment crisis', LMCs warn

The GP partnership model is 'contributing to the present recruitment crisis' facing...

Locum rates set to fall after state-backed indemnity kicks in

Locum rates set to fall after state-backed indemnity kicks in

Locums could freeze or reduce the fees they charge after state-backed GP indemnity...

LMCs call for revamped pay scale to recognise seniority

LMCs call for revamped pay scale to recognise seniority

LMCs are calling for a revamped seniority pay mechanism to keep experienced GPs working...

Postnatal care, six-week check

Extended hours target narrowly missed as GPs near 100% coverage

Extended hours target narrowly missed as GPs near 100% coverage

NHS England narrowly missed its target of offering all patients in England access...

Hundreds of Scottish practices offered interest-free premises loans

Hundreds of Scottish practices offered interest-free premises loans

Hundreds of GP partners in Scotland who own their practice premises can now apply...

GP training: Undertaking a home visit

GP training: Undertaking a home visit

GPs need to be skilled in home visits, but they can often be complex. Dr Pipin Singh...

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