About the school

This seven-year run-through training programme in Obstetrics and Gynaecology starts at ST1. It is aimed at doctors who can demonstrate the essential skills knowledge and competencies to enter this level of training. The training programme 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 Wessex is committed to providing postgraduate training programmes, in accordance with and recognised by GMC standards, 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.