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Welcome to the NWT O&G Trainees website!


This website was created by members of the NWT Trainees Committee who will be updating it regularly. 


Please send us news, suggestions and feedback.

If you would like to advertise any courses or educational opportunities for trainees please contact us at or

WebDesign/WebMaster Dr Tanya Maric

Latest News


There will be a"virtual" ST2 step up day on the morning of 24/7/20 on microsoft teams organised by the deanery. Can all ST2s request study leave and rota coordinators ensure that ST2s are available for the course.

More details to follow on synapse soon.



We have received confirmation that the removal of the surgical wound debridement procedure from the O&G core curriculum has been approved by the GMC with immediate effect. The updated Core Curriculum and matrix will be published on the RCOG website.

RCOG guidance for 2020 ARCPs and the updated matrices (ST6-7 2018/9) and (ST1-7 2019/20 Covid-19) to reflect the changes.





Frontline Counsellors are offering FREE 30 minute sessions (up to 6) with professional counsellors and therapists . If you'd like help, email Laura giving your name and preferred way of being contacted:



MOMS monthly webinar

Tuesday 16th June 2020
New Insights into the the Management of Thyroid Disease in Pregnancy


In this webinar we will be hearing from:

Dr Tim Korevaar – hyperthyroidism and recent data about PTU/carbimazole use
Prof Elizabeth Pearce – hypothyroidism and recent data about subclinical hypothyroidism

2000: Open to join
2010: Start
2050: panel discussion
2115: close


To register:

Fetal Medicine Webinar

Hosted by Prof Nicolaides, discussing interesting fetal medicine cases

: every Sunday at 3pm

To attend the webinar you will need to register in advance:


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

For the medics amongst you:  

Endocrine Hypercalcaemia Masterclass:  Please click on this link, where you can see a recording of the session:





The Part 1 MRCOG exam has now been postponed to the 26th September 2020

The Part 2 MRCOG exam has been postponed to the 27th September 2020

For the official communication please check the News section



Buddy Scheme

ST1 Trainees should have received their buddy pairing via email. Please get in touch with your new buddy!



PLEASE complete the survey regarding US training in the NWT :

If you want US training to improve- tell us your thoughts!


We are looking to develop and improve our ultrasound training throughout the region.  Please can I ask you to take a few minutes and fill in the trainee questionnaire through the link below.  We really need your views to improve things. 


If you have any direct feedback, please feel free to drop me( or Miss Guha ( an email.


Many thanks


Ravneet Sirha  


ST7 Obstetrics and Gynaecology

North West Thames, London 



               National Trainer of the Year Award Nomination

Congratulations to Miss Deborah Gould who has been nominated by the NW Thames trainees for the National Trainer of the Year Award 2019 which is awarded by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. 

This award recognises those trainers who go above and beyond to support and educate our trainees.


To read the submitted nomination for this year please follow this link


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Education Fellow job at Barts Health London commencing October 2020 for anyone that might be interested:

Mental health and wellbeing survey:

Please see below a survey regarding mental health and wellbeing amongst O&G doctors during the Covid-19 pandemic. It’s being run by a London O&G trainee with a psychiatry trainee.

ENTOG survey on how training has been effected during SARS-CoV-2 pandemic:

Maternal and Fetal Medicine subspecialty training job in Southampton:


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