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O&G: the RCOG’s membership magazine

O&G is the membership magazine of the RCOG. Its aim is to keep our members and trainees up to date in the latest developments in women’s healthcare.

The focus of O&G is to raise awareness and tackle workforce issues as well as providing support resources and information to aid your daily practice and ongoing professional development.

 

Highlights from the Summer 2017 issue

O&G Summer 2017: Age of consent
Age of consent [PDF]

Gaining informed consent in O&G is not always straightforward, but with the right approach to consent women are more likely to be satisfied with their care. O&G magazine speaks to Phil Owen and Edward Morris about the challenges around obtaining consent and advice on overcoming these issues.

O&G Spring 2017: O&G profession
The O&G profession [PDF]

The College has listened with increasing concern to medical workforce planners that we may be training too many doctors in O&G, and as a result, heading towards an oversupply of CCT holders.

Too many O&G doctors? This is not what we are hearing from you!

We have been gathering information about how you work in a new Workforce Survey, which aims to address future workforce challenges.

O&G Summer 2017: Workplace Behaviour Champions
Workplace Behaviour Champions [PDF]

Undermining and bullying behaviour in the workplace is gradually becoming less acceptable, but that doesn’t mean it still isn’t happening. Workplace Behaviour Champion Rachna Bahl explains why her work is so important.

O&G Summer 2017: Reflection and CPD
Reflection and CPD [PDF]

Reflection is a theme that runs throughout CPD, appraisal and revalidation. Rosemary Howell, Chair of the RCOG Professional Development Committee, discusses its importance and how you can fit it into your day.

O&G Summer 2017: Birth rights
Birth rights [PDF]

Human rights should be the basis on which all healthcare decisions are made, argues the chief executive of the childbirth charity Birthrights, Rebecca Schiller.

We also hear from consultant obstetrician Rineke Schram and medical director of the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust Andrew Tapp.

Read the full magazine

RCOG Fellows, Members, registered Trainees and Associates can read all of these articles and more in the full Summer 2017 O&G magazine as part of their membership benefits. Please sign into the site to access the link below.

 

 

Highlights from the Spring 2017 issue
 

O&G Spring 2017: Brave new world
Brave new world [PDF]

Far from being a futuristic discipline, medicine in space is a growing specialty with implications for all women. We speak to trainee Varsha Jain about her work with NASA and ‘space gynaecology’.

O&G Spring 2017: Maternity Transformation Programme
Maternity Transformation Programme [PDF]

Following the publication of Better Births in February 2016, the Maternity Transformation Programme was established to implement its recommendations. We take a look at how the programme works, how the RCOG are involved and the different work streams.

O&G Spring 2017: How can the RCOG support its doctors
How can the RCOG support its doctors? [PDF]

It is now likely that all doctors will face at least one formal complaint in their working life, with potentially devastating consequences. O&G magazine examines how we can work together to address workplace challenges

Latest O&G issue item 4
Abortion care: Our responsibility [PDF]

With over 200,000 women in England, Scotland and Wales having an abortion each year, O&G magazine looks at the key issues in abortion care.

Read the full magazine

RCOG Fellows, Members, registered Trainees and Associates can read all of these articles and more in the full Spring 2017 O&G magazine as part of their membership benefits. Please sign into the site to access the link below.

  


 

Previous issues

RCOG Fellows, Members and registered Trainees can read previous issues of O&G magazine as part of their membership benefits. You need to be signed into the site to access the magazine.

 

 

O&G magazine was formerly called Membership Matters. It was refreshed and relaunched in May 2014.

RCOG Fellows, Members and registered Trainees can read previous issues of Membership Matters as part of their membership benefits. You need to be signed into the site to access the magazine.

 

 

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