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Obstetrics & Gynaecology

The obstetrics and gynaecology department has seven consultants delivering just over 3000 babies annually.

The department provides a high quality of care to local patient and is committed to deliver high quality training for our trainees. In 2014, the obstetrics and gynaecology department in Bedford Hospital Bedford had the second highest score for overall satisfaction out of all hospitals in UK.

In addition to maternity service, we have well-established clinics to deliver early pregnancy care, outpatient hysteroscopy, colposcopy and urogynaecology. Bedford is a cancer unit linking with Addenbrooke’s as the cancer centre.

Faculty

  • The Royal College tutor is Mr Montasser Mahran
  • Educational supervisors are Mrs Sarah Reynolds & Mr Karl Hattotuwa
  • Educational supervisors in foundation training are Miss Thanga Katimada and Mr Dilip Patil

The department has six specialty trainees. There are five posts for ST3-7 with opportunities for ATSMs in advanced labour ward practice, labour ward lead, medical education, benign gynaecological surgery (both modules), hysteroscopy and colposcopy. There is one post at ST1/2 level and the remaining five posts are for GP specialty trainees and foundation year two doctors. All trainees work a 1:6 rota.

Teaching

Basic ultrasound training and colposcopy training is available.

Attendance at the monthly regional teaching days, weekly GPSTS  and foundation teaching is facilitated whenever possible. There is department teaching every Tuesday morning and a monthly perinatal meeting. We provide regular multidisciplinary training (PROMPT) and CTG training packages.

Our trainees are encouraged to complete audit projects and to conduct research appropriate to the department.  We had numerous publications from our department. A recent research project was presented at the RCOG congress in April 2014 and was subsequently the prize winning presentation at the East Anglian Obstetrics & Gynaecology Society Meeting.