Obstetrics and gynaecology training

We have excellent training opportunities for our trainees in obstetrics and gynaecology.

All consultants within the department are committed to education and training. A consultant is purely on call for the labour ward and emergency care to ensure good supervision of trainees with time and opportunities for discussion and learning.

The consultants are:

  • Dr E Gouk, clinical director
  • Dr I Macleod, ST lead
  • Mr S Roy
  • Dr G Black
  • Dr M George
  • Mr I Magani
  • Mr R Wadia
  • Dr A Ryall
  • Dr E Gouk
  • Mr H Mostafa
  • Dr D Basu
  • Mr R Robertson
  • Mr A Nalawade
  • Mr S Puthuraya

All trainees are offered the following training opportunities:

  • regular emergency skill drills
  • weekly case discussion meeting where labour ward cases or gynaecological cases are reviewed and presented by trainees
  • monthly gynae imaging meeting
  • weekly CTG meeting
  • weekly teaching programme to include practical sessions
  • monthly clinical audit meetings
  • unannounced obstetric skill drills on the labour ward (APH, PPH, breech delivery, cord prolapse, shoulder dystocia, neonatal resuscitation, eclampsia and evacuation of birthing pool) which mimics real emergencies
  • monthly risk management meetings
  • weekly MDT meetings
  • three monthly gynae pathology meeting
  • all trainees allocated audit topics
  • all trainees are allocated an educational and clinical supervisor
  • three day RCOG basic practical skills course providing trainees an opportunity to attend the course locally

Advanced technical skills modules (ATSMs) to specialty trainees 6/7 including:

  • dedicated sessions on sim suite
  • regular perinatal morbidity and mortality meetings
  • laparoscopic surgery
  • hysteroscopic surgery
  • advanced labour ward
  • benign abdominal surgery
  • benign vaginal surgery
  • subfertility and reproductive medicine
  • acute gynaecology
  • abortion care
  • cervical disease management
  • sexual and reproductive health
  • education and training

Opportunity of being first on call to see acute gynae emergencies in A/E and early pregnancy problems.


Trainees are also offered:

  • regular ST lead surgeries enabling trainees to make individual appointments to discuss any issues
  • excellent mentoring scheme and pastoral support
  • all trainees are offered an end of post meeting with ST lead to reflect on experience in post

HENE provides the following courses:

  • basic surgical skills course
  • colposcopy
  • basic obstetric ultra sound course
  • theory course for family planning
  • MRCOG part two¬†course

Three day RCOG basic practical skills course led by Dr I Macleod, ST lead.