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RCOG Basic Practical Skills in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Start: 16/06/2021 09:00
End: 16/06/2021 14:30

Location: Online
Programme: Basic Practical Skills in O&G - 16 June 2021.pdf

The RCOG Basic Practical Skills course (BPS) is designed to introduce trainees to safe surgical techniques and obstetric clinical skills. 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.  

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.

There are three elements to the course:

  1. Pre-course eLearning tutorials: you will need to complete 12 online tutorials prior to attending the course, which have been designed to help you understand the theory and key issues behind the practical skills.
  2. One-day course online: lectures delivered by experienced faculty with the opportunity for interaction and to ask questions
  3. Post-course: the practical element which we can no longer run at the College for safety reasons. In order to enable you to complete this element of the course, we will send you an assessment form along with a letter to be presented to your supervisor with practical elements that you will need to demonstrate your competencies. In order to maximise your learning experience, it is recommended that you complete this element within six weeks of the course. Once all elements have been demonstrated it will need to be signed off by your College Tutor from your unit and sent to the RCOG.


Following submission of all paperwork, you will then be sent a certificate of completion for your records.

Learning objectives

  • 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

Basic Practical Skills Convenor

Miss Suzi Jackson MRCOG, Newcastle upon Tyne

Basic Practical Skills Assistant Convenor

Dr Asma Aziz MRCOG, London

Honorary Director of Conferences

Mr Andrew Sizer FRCOG, Shrewsbury

Deputy Honorary Director of Conferences

Mr Dudley Robinson FRCOG, London


The registration fee (inclusive of online discount and VAT) for this event is:

  • Standard Rate: £255.00

How to book

  1. Sign into the RCOG website or create your account here – you need to be registered with the RCOG website to book on to an event
  2. Check that your card billing address is listed in ‘My account’ > ‘My details’ > ‘Addresses’, as you will need this in order to complete your booking
  3. Check that your details are correct in ‘My account’ > ‘My details’ > ‘Career stage’, as we will use this to calculate your registration fee
  4. Return to this page
  5. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to find the booking form, which will appear once you are logged in

Alternatively, you can download and complete the booking form, then email it to, although if you book using this method you will not receive the £10 online discount.

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