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 2019, the new two-day format enables trainees to focus on hands-on skills by introducing pre-course eLearning materials, including videos and assessments. Please access these materials beforehand to ensure that you get the most value out of the training days.
The course is intended for trainees ST1-2 and is a mandatory requirement for entry into ST3, hence all the relevant basic skills for ST3 are covered.
The course is taught by a dedicated faculty of UK based consultants who give their time voluntarily to teach on the course.
By attending this course, you should be able to:
- Spend more time practicing basic operative obstetric and gynaecological skills required for Tier 1 and progression to Tier 2 working
- Sign off elements in the RCOG Training Portfolio Logbook and OSATS
- Complete the mandatory requirements for ST3
Who should attend
- ST1 – ST2
- Foundation Years 1 and 2 with an interest in obstetrics and gynaecology
Basic Practical Skills Convenor
Miss Suzi Jackson MRCOG, Newcastle upon Tyne
Basic Practical Skills Assistant Convenor
Dr Asma Aziz MRCOG, London
Honorary Co-Directors of Conferences
Mr Philip Toozs-Hobson FRCOG, Birmingham
Mr Andrew Sizer FRCOG, Shrewsbury