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Blended learning: simply the BeST!
Did you have to sit through debates listening to experts arguing which is better: simulation or real life training; eLearning or attending a traditional tutorial; OSCEs or workplace-based assessments? Well, the short answer is that they are all good but
Thor’s story
Rolf Dalhaug shares his son Thor's story, in support of the Each Baby Counts project. Our son Thor, and his twin brother Harrison were born on 23 September 2013. A day which should have been the best day of our lives, a day which we
Women’s fistula stories from Bangladesh
Dr Beatrice Ambauen-Berger is Head of Department and a consultant in obstetrics and gynaecology at LAMB hospital in rural Bangladesh. Here, two of the women who have benefitted from fistula treatment at LAMB have given Beatrice their stories to mark
Obituary: Sr Dr Maura Lynch (1938 - 2017)
After a lifetime devoted to the care of people in Africa, Sr Dr Maura Lynch (UCD Medicine 1964) acquired the Ugandan name ‘Nakimuli’ meaning ‘Beautiful Flower’. She returned to Dublin to train as a surgeon after twenty years of missionary medical care
Ruby’s story
Rebecca Ponchard shares the story of her daughter Ruby who died during labour, in support of the Each Baby Counts project. On the 6th of November 2013 at 00:10, our beautiful daughter Ruby was born after an emergency caesarean section. What was supposed
Extended systematic review support service for RCOG Fellows, Members and Trainees
The National Guideline Alliance (NGA) is a function within the RCOG undertaking evidence based research. The NGA has a diverse skill mix of staff with expertise in systematic reviewing, health economics, information science, project management and full
Training update, June 2016
Dr Matthew Prior, Chair of the Trainees’ Committee writes: This month is mainly about referendums, but which is most important for trainees in obstetrics and gynaecology? On Thursday 23 June the UK voted on the question of whether to remain in or leave
Next steps
  This report sets out a number of recommendations about what is needed to drive quality improvement within UK maternity services. To make the recommendations a reality, engagement and support are needed from all stakeholders.   Healthcare
3. Why should I address poor workplace behaviour in my department?
Positive working environments and cultures have positive effects on individuals, the team and ultimately patient safety. Sadly the converse is also true and poor behaviours affect not only staff wellbeing but patient safety. Module 7, Question 4 "What
4. What can I do to address a problem with poor workplace behaviour in my department?
General approach to tackling issues in your department Do Be kind – poor behaviours are usually inadvertent and intentional Have empathy – why might this be happening? Be brave and feel assured that addressing the issue is the right thing to do Ask for

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