Welcome to the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Forth Valley Royal Hospital. We hope that you will enjoy your attachment here with us.
- O&G Lead – Dr Jacqui Hill
- Undergraduate Coordinator – Margot Robinson
If you have problems with any aspects of your attachment, please bring them to the attention of your tutor or to Dr Jacqui Hill, O & G Student Coordinator. If you wish to discuss any general issues related to being a student in NHS Forth Valley, contact Margot Robinson, the Undergraduate Coordinator.
We will provide you with a bespoke timetable on the first day of your attachment. This timetable includes all the core learning activities (Labour Ward, clinics and theatres), special interest clinics and time for private study. You can use your private study time for self-directed learning or portfolio case preparation. Each timetable is individualised to ensure that all students have the same learning opportunities.
Your timetable will indicate your principal tutor/educational supervisor. Although you will attend clinical sessions with all the consultants/specialty nurses, please try to meet up informally with your tutor every week or so to discuss your progress.
Labour ward handover is at 8.30am; all Clinics are in Women & Children’s Unit (Outpatients’ Department on the Ground Floor) and start at 9am or 1.30pm.
|Area||Location and schedule|
|Labour Ward (LW)||Ward 7, handover at 8.30am|
|Maternity Theatre||Theatre Suite|
|Antenatal Clinics (ANC), including Twins||OPD, 9.00am & 1.30pm
For Community Obstetrics, join the Midwives in the Team Room, Ground Floor
|Cancer MDT||Room 5 in Learning Centre at 8.50 with Dr Milling-Smith on a Wednesday|
|Ward 8 Obstetrics||1st Floor|
|Obstetric Triage||Ward 8, Tuesday – Friday pm|
|Prenatal Diagnosis (PND)||Ultrasound Department, Ground Floor, Monday or Friday, 9.00am|
|Teaching Meetings||Tuesdays (12.30pm – 1.30pm), Wednesdays & Thursdays (12.45pm – 1.30pm); LW or Training Room|
|Area||Location and schedule|
|Gynaecology Clinic (GOPD)||OPD, days vary, 9.00am & 1.30pm|
|Wards 6 & 8 Gynaecology||Ground Floor & 1st Floor|
|Theatres||Ambulatory Care area, 1st floor then Theatre 6, 9.00am or 1.30pm start, **see patients at least 30 minutes earlier**|
|Colposcopy||Suite next to OPD, Ground Floor, 9.00am & 1.30pm|
|Postmenopausal Bleeding (PMB) and Out-patient Hysteroscopy||OPD, days vary, 9.00am or 1.30pm|
|Subfertility||Suite next to OPD, Ground Floor; 1.00pm Mondays; 9.00am Tuesday or 1.30pm Tuesdays & Wednesdays|
|Urogynaecology||OPD, days vary, 9.00am & 1.30pm|
|Termination of Pregnancy (TOP)||OPD, 1.30pm Tuesdays|
We will endeavour to provide tutorials on the below topics throughout your O&G placement, however as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic teaching may take a blended face-face and online approach, with most of your learning ‘on the job’ shadowing clinicians on the ward, in clinic and in theatre.
- Normal labour & delivery
- Abnormal labour & assisted delivery
- Antepartum haemorrhage
- Medical disorders in pregnancy(including pre-eclampsia & diabetes)
- Small for dates pregnancy (pre-term delivery)
- Postprtum haemorrhage
- Multiple pregnancy
- Benign gynaecology
- Heavy menstrual bleeding
- Urgogynaecology & pelvic floor dysfunction
- Postmenopausal bleeding
- Malignancy (Uterine, ovarian and cervical)
- Early pregnancy problems & miscarriage
See specific university requirements. Please discuss assessment and case presentation arrangements with your allocated supervisor early in your placement so that you can agree a mutually convenient time for assessments to be completed.