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Traumatic work-related events in O&G – survey of RCOG members

The RCOG is funding a study, in partnership with the charity Wellbeing of Women, to investigate experiences of traumatic work-related events among trainee and consultant obstetricians and gynaecologists. The INDIGO study (Investigating the experience of traumatic work-related events in gynaecologists and obstetricians) is led by Professor Pauline Slade and sponsored by the University of Liverpool. Janice Rymer, RCOG Vice President for Education, as one of the co-investigators.

What does the INDIGO study hope to achieve?

The INDIGO study aims to better understand the trauma-based experiences that obstetricians and gynaecologists face, and the impact these experiences have. The team will then be able to identify what support is needed and how best to provide it.

How can RCOG members get involved?

We will be inviting all RCOG trainees and members in the UK – whether or not you have experienced a traumatic work-related event – to take part in the study. This will involve completing an anonymous online questionnaire.

When will the survey open?

The survey will open at the end of April 2017. We will email all eligible members with a link to the survey.

Find out more

If you have any questions at this stage, please contact Dr Katie Balling, Research Associate and Clinical Psychologist at the University of Liverpool: kballing@liverpool.ac.uk