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National Deanery Teaching Programme

Core team:

  • North: Sarah McRobbie                
  • East: Kirsty Brown
  • South East: Jennifer Allison, Laura Stirrat, Katherine Rankin
  • West: Sarah Barr, Christy Lamont

The aim of the National Deanery Teaching Programme (NDTP) is to deliver accessible, flexible, high quality virtual teaching through MS Teams. The content is mapped to the 2019 RCOG curriculum and covers aspects of the Capabilities in Practice (CiPs) that are more difficult to attain in every day clinical practice. The programme will focus on the specialist knowledge and skills available in each region and will be delivered as a full day of teaching. Study leave can be applied for through TURAS and your rota coordinator. If you are unable to attend the session in real time, the sessions will be recorded and are available retrospectively. You can request flexible study leave to watch these recordings at a later date. To request access to the NDTP channel on MS Teams, please contact Christy Lamont (Muriel.lamont@nhs.scot)

Friday March 24th 2023 all day

West of Scotland to host 

New innovations in gynaecology operating and Placenta Accreta Syndrome

Contact Dr Christy Lamont (Muriel.lamont@nhs.scot)

Friday 17th June all day

Mental Health of Patients and Clinicians

West of Scotland Host: Dr Sarah Barr and Dr Christy Lamont

0900-1000      Professor Siobhan Banks

Director, Behaviour-Brain-Body Research Centre, University of South Australia

Dr Banks' research examines the impact of sleep deprivation and 24/7 work schedules on psychological and physiological functioning and how countermeasures may be used to prevent the deleterious effects of disturbed sleep, and manage fatigue.

1000-1045      Dr Kate Patrick, consultant gynaecologist, Forth Valley Royal Hospital

Workplace behaviour champion and Director of Medical Education

Looking after ourselves and each other at work

1045-1100                                                         Break

1100-1230      Dr Aman Durrani, consultant Psychiatrist, Leverndale Hospital, NHS GG&C

What every O&G trainee needs to know about psychiatry

                                Common prescribing in pregnancy

1230-1300      Nursing team – Mother and Baby Unit, Leverndale Hospital

                                How does a Mother and Baby Unit Work?

1300-1330                                                         Lunch

1330-1430      Dr Katherine Morton, consultant Psychiatrist, NHS Lanarkshire

Looking after women with eating disorders in pregnancy

1430-1445                                                         Break

1445-1545      Dr Sarah Quinn, RCOG Trainees Representative for Workplace Behaviour

Civility Saves Lives


Thu, 24 Aug 2023 09:00 - Fri, 25 Aug 2023 17:00 BST

Basic Practical Skills 2023

The course is intended for trainees ST1-2 and is a mandatory requirement for entry into ST3.


Date and time

Thu, 24 Aug 2023 09:00 - Fri, 25 Aug 2023 17:00 BST


Kirklands Hospital Fallside Road Bothwell G71 8BB



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9.00am Welcome and introduction

9.05am Handling instruments and knot tying (video, demonstration and practical)


10.50am Suturing techniques (Practical), Interrupted sutures (including mattress and figure of eight, mattress), continuous sutures, subcuticular suturing, abdominal entry

1.05pm LUNCH

2.05pm Principles of safe hysteroscopy (Lecture)

2.25pm Principles of safe laparoscopy (Lecture)


3.10pm Practical stations:

  • Gynae examination/pelvic swabs/smear taking/endometrial biopsy/IUD/ring pessary
  • D&C /Uterine evacuation
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Laparoscopy
  • Basic gynaecology instruments/laparotomy instrument tray

5.00pm Feedback and close of Day 1



9.00am Recognition of deterioration in obstetric patient (Recorded Lecture)

9.20am Pelvic anatomy (Lecture)

9.50am Caesarean section (Video)

Breech delivery (Demonstration)


10.35am Human factors (Recorded Lecture)

Group work at stations

3.30pm Discussion

3.50pm Faculty debrief

4.00pm CLOSE

About the organiser

Organised by

Jen Watson SCRCOG


Friday June 16th 2023 all day

North and East to host

Early pregnancy/miscarriage and gestational trophoblastic disease


Friday September 20th 2023 all day

South East to host 

Medico-legal aspects of obstetrics and gynaecology

Implementing policy from Scottish government


Friday November 24th 2023

South East of Scotland to host

Annual Meeting of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Specialty Trainees (AMOnGST)

Dear all

Bookings are still open for AMOnGST 2023! Register to attend here. 

24th November

Apex Hotel Waterloo Place, Edinburgh

For anyone who is new to O&G training in Scotland – AMOnGST is the Annual Meeting of O&G Specialty Trainees and is included in the regional teaching programme. This year South-East Scotland are hosting it. 

There will be a daytime conference followed by an evening dinner and entertainment. 

The abstract submission deadline has been extended to 20.10.23

This year abstracts will be accepted for presentation of research, audit, QI projects, case reports and also for ‘Maternal Medicine Case Presentations’.  

Any other questions can be directed to amongst2023@gmail.com

Hopefully see you there!

Best wishes


Dr Laura Stirrat



ST7 in Obstetrics & Gynaecology – Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

Honorary Clinical Fellow – Centre for Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Edinburgh

Dear Trainee in Obstetrics and Gnyaecology, 


10th January 09:30 MS Teams

We are delighted to invite you to the next National Teaching sessions for postgraduate trainees in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 

 This will be on the 10th January 2023 from 9.30am and be delivered over MS Teams. If you are not a member of the team, please contact me at christy.lamont@lanarkshire.scot.nhs.uk for access to this. 

 The content will be delivered by national experts and will include:

  • Urogynaecology Br Drs Karen Guerero and Veenu Tyagi 
  • Research Techniques by Prof Mairead Black 
  • Care for Multiple Pregnancy by Dr Janice Gibson

The exact running order will be confirmed in the new year - please keep an eye on the MS Teams channel for updates.

Looking forward to seeing you there but if you cannot make it "live", the content will be recorded for retrospective viewing. 

Best wishes 


Dr MC Lamont

Locum Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

NHS Lanarkshire


Central Belt Journal Club

Wednesday 10th January 2024

Wednesday 13th March 2024

Friday 3rd May 2024

Friday 14th June 2024


Contact: cheryl.dunlop@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk.

A Central Belt Journal Club, organised by a small group of South-East and West trainees, occurs approximately monthly on Fridays via Microsoft Teams.  A trainee presents a recent paper that is clinically relevant to our practice, with subsequent discussion supervised by a Consultant.  It is a great opportunity to learn about up-to-date evidence in our specialty and gain experience in critical appraisal.  Certificates are available for both presenters and attendees, which are excellent for evidencing research skills on your ePortfolio.  All trainees are welcome.  If you have read a really interesting paper recently and/or would like to present at a meeting, please contact Cheryl Dunlop at cheryl.dunlop@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk.

We hope to see you (virtually) soon!


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