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Basic Practical Skills in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Start: 28/09/2019 08:30
End: 29/09/2019 16:00

Location: Harrow, London
Programme: Basic Practical Skills - Franchise.pdf


The RCOG Basic Practical Skills course (BPS) is designed to introduce trainees to safe surgical techniques and obstetric clinical skills, in a structured workshop environment. The course is standardised to ensure common objectives, content structure and assessment methods are followed and can be linked to the RCOG Training Portfolio and OSATS.

Redesigned in 2014, the new two-day format enables trainees to focus on hands-on skills whilst in the classroom, by introducing pre-course eLearning materials including videos and assessments. The course also looks at the increasingly important topic of human factors and enhanced recovery principles, complementing the new RCOG curriculum. The course is intended for trainees ST1-2 and is a mandatory requirement for entry into ST3.

Learning objectives

By attending this course, the trainee is able to:

  • Spend more time practicing basic operative obstetric and gynaecological skills
  • Learn about new topics such as Human Factors and Enhanced Recovery pathways
  • Sign off elements in the RCOG Training Portfolio Logbook and OSATS
  • Complete the mandatory requirements into ST3

Who should attend?

  • ST1 – ST3
  • Foundation Years 1-2 with an interest in obstetrics and gynaecology


Northwick Park Hospital, Watford Road, Harrow, HA1 3UJ

Basic Practical Skills Convenor

Miss Suzi Jackson MRCOG, Newcastle upon Tyne

Basic PracticalSkills Assistant Convenor

Dr Asma Aziz MRCOG, London 

Course Convener

Mr Surjit Mitra FRCOG, Harrow

Honorary Co-Director of Conferences

Mr Philip Toozs-Hobson FRCOG, Birmingham

Honorary Co-Director of Conferences

Mr Andrew Sizer FRCOG, Shrewsbury

Course fees

  • £600 (inc VAT)

How to book

To book a place, please contact:

Ms Dipti Khatri