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Study and Training | Duties | Training Hospitals

Mother in a perinatal care unit receiving support after the birth of a baby.
This is a seven year run-through training programme in Obstetrics and Gynaecology starting at ST1 aimed at doctors who can demonstrate the essential skills knowledge and competencies to enter this level of training. The programme (pdf) is designed to support training for a CCT in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.


Training Rotations:

  • ST1 placement will be in a District General Hospital and ST2 placement will be in a Hospital with a three tier rota system to enable competency development and to build confidence progression to ST3.
  • ST3-5, currently 12-18 month rotations. If possible ST3 at same hospital as ST2 year.
  • ST6 and ST7 12 month posts at different hospitals depending on ATSM modules.


Study and Training

The primary aim of all posts in the training programme is to deliver the RCOG curriculum in order for trainees to progress to CCT. There is a region wide syllabus and minimum standards of education agreed by all Trusts within the rotation. Its purpose is to produce CCT holders who are not only competent but confident to undertake a consultant role in O&G.

HEE WES is committed to developing postgraduate training programmes as laid down by the GMC, Colleges and Faculties and by COPMED - the Postgraduate Deans Network. At local level college/specialty tutors work with the Programme Director and Directors of Medical Education in supervising these programmes.

Trainees will be expected to take part in these programmes which as well as the core clinical areas include development of  non clinical skills such as audit, patient safety projects, service improvement, leadership and management. They are expected to attend regular meetings with their nominated educational supervisor to reflect on, assess and plan progress.

All posts within the training programme are recognised for postgraduate training by  the GMC in accordance with their standards.



Please see below the 2016-17 dates for the O&G teaching programme

  • 2 December - AGM - Marwell Hotel
  • 12 January - Maternal Medicine - PORTSMOUTH
  • 10 February - Perinatal Psychiatry - SOUTHAMPTON
  • 24 March - Paediatric Gynaecology - SOUTHAMPTON
  • **3 - 7 April - Ambulatory Gynaecology - BOURNEMOUTH (a/w liason amongst faculty)
  • ** May - Fetal/Neonatal Medicine - SOUTHAMPTON
  • **5 - 9 June - Rape and Forensic Gynaecology - PORTSMOUTH
  • ** July - Making Every Contact Count (initial Training), Care For All - SOUTHAMPTON
  • ** August - Fertility Training
  • 15 September - SWUGS, Practical Uro/gynae. 
  • OCTOBER - No Teaching Planned Currently

**Dates for the Step Up Course and Robust are TBC. The Patient Safety First Conference is likely in July - TBC


All posts have a service element and the summary below covers the majority of duties, however there will be minor variations in different hospitals.

  1. Supervise, monitor and assist the House Officer (F1) in the day-to-day management of in-patients in posts with an attached F1 (where these exist in departments).
  2. Liaise between nurses, F1 and F2 Doctors, patients, relatives and senior medical staff.
  3. Attend and participate in ward rounds as timetabled.
  4. Follow –up and action results  of patient investigations.
  5. Attend outpatient clinics.
  6. Take part in rostered emergency work.
  7. Attend operating theatre sessions.
  8. Work as part of the team on labour ward.
  9. Dictate/Type discharge summaries.
  10. Study for higher examination and maintain continued professional development including leadership and management.
  11. Attend weekly educational and multidisciplinary sessions and develop teaching skills to deliver these as appropriate.
  12. Undertake audit, patient safety and service improvement projects at various times throughout the rotations.
  13. Teach medical students and other professionals as appropriate.
  14. Co-operate with members of human resources department when monitoring hours of work and other personnel issues.
  15. Attend induction in each hospital or new department.
  16. Comply with all local policies including dress code, annual and study leave.

Training Hospitals

  • North Hampshire Hospital, Basingstoke (Hampshire hospitals Foundation Trust)
  • Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Winchester (Hampshire hospitals Foundation Trust)
  • The Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Bournemouth
  • Dorset County Hospital, Dorchester
  • Poole Hospital, Poole
  • Queen Alexandra, Portsmouth
  • Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust, Salisbury
  • Princess Anne Hospital, Southampton.


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