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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 Winter 2017 issue

O&G Winter 2017: Staying Power
Staying Power [PDF]

Attrition rates from O&G training have risen sharply, with 89% of trainees surveyed stating they have at some point felt low in mood, depressed or anxious since starting training. The profession is responding to this trend, offering trainees support and resources they need to stay the course

O&G Winter 2017: How can the RCOG support its doctors
Big Interview: Terence Stephenson, Chair of the GMC [PDF]

For some doctors, the only time they’ll have contact with the GMC is when they receive a letter informing them they’re being investigated over a complaint. In this exclusive interview, GMC chair Terence Stephenson looks to highlight the work of the GMC as a resource for support alongside its regulatory role.

O&G Winter 2017: Maternity Transformation Programme
Maternity Transformation Programme: how to get involved [PDF]

The Maternity Transformation Programme (MTP) began in July 2016 to implement the recommendations in Better Births, which set out an ambitious vision for the future of maternity services in England. Nearly 18 months on, what progress has been made?

O&G Winter 2017: Future of abortion care
The future of abortion care [PDF]

It is 50 years since the Abortion Act 1967 allowed women to legally end unwanted pregnancies in certain circumstances. The RCOG believes now is the time to separate abortion from criminal law and re-focus the discussion on modernising abortion services.

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

 

 

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.

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RCOG Fellows, Members, 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.

  


 

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