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National Deanery Teaching Programme

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

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)




17th Sept 2021

East region

Kirsty Brown


Psychosexual medicine 


Postpartum intrauterine contraception 

Termination of Pregnancy

Gestational trophoblastic disease: diagnosis and treatment through to follow up

26th Nov


North region

TOGAH committee


AMOnGST conference

Programme to be confirmed

23rd Mar 2022

South East

Katharine Rankin



Supportive obstetrics 


17th Jun 2022

West region

Christy Lamont


Benign gynaecology 

Maternal medicine


21st Sept 2022

North Region

Sarah McRobbie



Perinatal mental health 


25th Nov 2022

East region



AMOnGST conference

Programme to be confirmed

22nd Mar 2023

West region

Sarah Barr



Morbidly adherent placenta 


23rd June 2023

North region

Sarah McRobbie



Maternal medicine – content to be mapped to recommendations from MBRRACE 



Central Belt Journal Club

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!

This page was last updated on: 04.11.2021 at 11.54