Obstetrics

Browse obstetrics news, education and analysis by obstetrics subsections - pre-pregnancy counselling; pregnancy and antenatal care; pregnancy problems; assisted conception; postnatal care and six-week check.

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Pre-pregnancy counselling

Record number of Scottish practices handed back their contracts in 2016

Record number of Scottish practices handed back their contracts in 2016

GP partners at 52 practices in Scotland had to surrender their contract to a health...

'No convincing evidence' QOF helps patients with long-term conditions

'No convincing evidence' QOF helps patients with long-term conditions

Performance-related pay as promoted through the QOF does not improve care of people...

Labour calls for £500m extra for NHS to help avert winter crisis

Labour calls for £500m extra for NHS to help avert winter crisis

The NHS needs an additional £500m to ensure it can cope with winter pressures this...

Pregnancy/antenatal care

Clinical Review: Myasthenia gravis
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Clinical Review: Myasthenia gravis

The characteristics of myasthenia gravis, key diagnostic features and how to manage...

Differential diagnoses - Benign skin lesions

Differential diagnoses - Benign skin lesions

Diagnose a cyst, ganglion, lipoma and dermatofibroma. Dr Nigel Stollery highlights...

What lessons can GPs learn from more than 7,000 CQC visits?

What lessons can GPs learn from more than 7,000 CQC visits?

CQC ratings have demonstrated that general practice is largely safe and of high quality....

Pregnancy problems

CQC chief reveals what defines 'outstanding' general practice and names top two
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CQC chief reveals what defines 'outstanding' general practice and names top two

Two practices that cater for homeless patients have been praised as the best in the...

NICE provides advice on diagnosing Lyme disease

NICE provides advice on diagnosing Lyme disease

GPs should consider Lyme disease in patients presenting with flu-like symptoms alongside...

Map: How does GP funding in your CCG compare with the rest of England?
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Map: How does GP funding in your CCG compare with the rest of England?

GP practices in some CCGs receive on average almost twice as much funding per weighted...

Assisted conception

GPs warned over 'illegal' extraction of diabetes data

GPs warned over 'illegal' extraction of diabetes data

A senior BMA GP has warned that plans to extract data from practice IT systems as...

Practices do not have to engage with clinical peer review scheme, says GP leaders
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Practices do not have to engage with clinical peer review scheme, says GP leaders

LMC leaders have told practices they do not have to engage with a controversial new...

Dr Richard Vautrey: £151 per patient for unlimited care? No wonder GPs are struggling

Dr Richard Vautrey: £151 per patient for unlimited care? No wonder GPs are struggling

Hard facts about GP funding show the service remains far short of the 11% share of...

Postnatal care, six-week check

'Enhanced' GP deal boosts practice income and patient outcomes

'Enhanced' GP deal boosts practice income and patient outcomes

Midlands GP practices could earn £80,000 a year on average from a scheme that commissioners...

Success rates for giving up smoking 'highest on record' in 2017

Success rates for giving up smoking 'highest on record' in 2017

Smoking quit-rates have reached the level highest on record throughout the first...

CQC results strengthen case for GP investment, says Professor Steve Field

CQC results strengthen case for GP investment, says Professor Steve Field

GPs will benefit from the CQC's intensive inspection regime because it provides a...