Obstetrics and Gynecology

Learning Outcomes

Job Summary

An innovative community obs and gynae placement – your time is split between secondary and primary care.

You will spend time in a variety of areas such as:

  • Labour ward
  • Early pregnancy unit
  • Antenatal clinics
  • GP gynae clinics
  • Hospital gynae clinics
  • GUM clinics
  • Theatres and hysteroscopy.

There are also other opportunities depending on your interests, for example pelvic pain clinic & breast clinic.


Horton General Hospital, Banbury

John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital Oxford

Shaw Clinic, High Wycombe

Three local GP surgeries (Shipton under Wychwood, Shipston upon Stour and Chipping Norton Health Centre)

Shift pattern (lates/nights/weekends etc)

No nights or weekends.  The daytime shifts may vary in length and start and finish time.

Top tips for extra opportunities (e.g. teaching / skills )

Great opportunity to get your DFSRH and training in fitting coils and implants – these qualifications are useful for your CV and if you had to do them through the Family Planning clinic would cost a fortune!

Use the GUM/gynae clinics for assessments e.g. CEPs

Use the clinical research fellows and midwives to enhance your learning

Easy to get assessments done, plenty of time with GPs, nurses and registrars e.g. for CEPs and CBDs


  • The wide variety of opportunities – means you can really make the most of the placement.
  • Covers a lot of different areas e.g. obstetrics, antenatal, general gynaecology, urogynae, GUM.
  • Practical aspects – lots of procedures and hands on experience available.
  • The chance to work in different GP practices and see how they vary.
  • Very relevant to GP as primary care centred.
  • Easy to take annual leave.


  • You can be doing gynae one day and then family planning clinic the next
  • Stay organised and focused to make sure you make the most of the opportunities!
  • There is lots of travelling to different places.

The details are correct at the time of writing but are subject to change.