Posts Tagged ‘O&G’

Many baby deaths in NHS are avoidable if best clinical practice followed, report says

Three quarters of babies who died during or shortly after birth or who suffered serious brain injury could have had better outcomes if their NHS care had a...

Time to introduce resident consultants overnight in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Lessons learnt from confidential enquiries into maternal deaths have been published since 1954 in the UK and we have significantly improved our obstetric p...

Junior doctors would abandon O&G if proposed contract is implemented, survey says

Imposing a new contract could lead to a huge loss of junior doctors from the specialty of obstetrics and gynaecology (O&G) and put pressure on hospital...

Obstetrics: Study finds higher risks for babies born at the weekend

Babies born in English NHS hospitals at the weekend have a slightly greater risk of death within the first seven days, compared with those born during the ...

Updated guidelines on FGM provide clarity for healthcare professionals

Clinical management of women with female genital mutilation (FGM) requires high quality care that is accessible, sensitive and informed, while safeguarding...

O&G: Blood transfusion in obstetrics can be a life-saving procedure, but risks must be managed correctly

Obstetric conditions associated with the need for blood transfusion must be managed carefully in a multidisciplinary team, states guidance published by the...

“Time to clarify maternity services policy”

A committee of MPs has been highly critical of maternity services in the NHS slamming midwife shortages, a lack of choice for patients and spiralling negli...

Time to cut maternity services negligence bill

One fifth of all spending on maternity services in England is now set aside to cover negligence claims, a report reveals. In the last year trusts paid out...

Consultant presence improving on labour wards

Consultant presence on the labour ward in O&G is increasing with the majority having 60-98 hours consultant presence a study finds. The census, by the...

A manifesto for doctors’ behaviours post-Francis

The following is the formal response - called Manifesto for Change - of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists to the recommendations of the...

O&G: Younger and older mothers at higher risk of adverse delivery outcomes

Younger mothers are at a higher risk of preterm birth while older mothers are more likely to have a caesarean section, suggests a new study in BJOG. The s...