Obstetrics and gynaecology at Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea Hospital (QCCH)
Throughout the obstetrics and gynaecology rotation, GP trainees have the opportunity to work at world-renowned Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea Hospital (Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust). The hospital is recognised as an excellent centre for postgraduate training. The site is home to six general practice trainees each year, in addition to, seven foundation doctors, and 33 north west London obstetrics and gynaecology ST1-7 trainees.
Post holders will perform both obstetrics and gynaecology duties on wards, clinics and in the emergency department.
Work will include:
- Daily ward rounds with their team
- Treating common gynaecological problems, such as inserting ring pessaries and intra-uterine contraceptive devices in general gynaecology outpatient clinics
- Attend specialist menopause, pre-menstrual tension and endometriosis clinics
- Monitor mothers and babies in antenatal clinics
- Treat pregnant women who are experiencing hypertension or reduced foetal movements in the day assessment unit
- Perform simple suturing and knot tying on the labour ward. Post holders will always be supported by a registrar or senior registrar while working on the labour ward
- Assist consultants, registrars and senior house officers in surgical procedures and interpret a CTG
- Assess and admit patients as necessary in the hospital’s emergency department.
Post holders are required to attend the following meetings:
- Obstetric and neonatal meeting every Monday
- Teaching and training session every Thursday morning and fourth Friday of each month
- Obstetric medicine meeting every Tuesday morning
- Postgraduate forum once a month
All other meetings are voluntary and include:
- Centre for foetal care meeting every Monday morning
- Journal club every Wednesday
- Research meeting every Friday
Trainees normally spend three months in gynaecology and three months in obstetrics. There are separate rotas with a full shift for each. The rota is compliant with the European Working Time Directive.