Non Technical Skills for Trainee Obstetricians

From: £200.00

Duration: 1 Day
Course Facilitators: Dr Kate Patrick & Dr Oliver Milling-Smith

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Obstetrics and Gynaecology is a unique specialty. Obstetrics is particularly unusual in that our patients carry a passenger, have a tendency to become unwell or to bleed heavily, remain awake during elective and many emergency deliveries and have a partner, friend of parent by their side when the clinical situation deteriorates. All these stressors mean that the non-technical skills of communication and teamwork, situational awareness, leadership and decision making, are very useful skills to possess and develop.


  1. To promote non-technical skills education and training for Obstetrics trainees.
  2. To introduce ST1 to 2 and ST3 to 5 trainees in obstetrics and gynaecology to the NOTTS (non technical skills) for Labour Ward tool .
  3. To demonstrate candidates’ non-technical skills through 6 real-time filmed scenarios using video debriefing.

Duration:  1 Day

Course Facilitators: Dr Kate Patrick & Dr Oliver Milling-Smith

Individual Rate: £200.  **WEST OF SCOTLAND TRAINEE PLACES ARE BEING FUNDED CENTRALLY**  If you are a WOS trainee, please let us know in the notes section of the online booking form and use the ‘request invoice’ payment option.

Candidates: 6 ST 1 TO 2 Trainees and 6 ST3 to 5 Trainees

Available Dates

  • Friday 29th November 2019

Pre-course reading:

Jackson S, Brackley K, Landau A, Hayes K. Assessing non-technical skills on the delivery suite: a pilot study. The Clinical Teacher 2014; 11: 375-380

Jackson S, Hayes K, HInshaw K. The relevance of non-technical skills in obstetrics and gynaecology. The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist 2013;15:269-274

Participants have said:

Realistic scenarios. Set up is very helpful for learning. Non-threatening friendly environment.

Well planned scenarios with good supportive teams. Focussed feedback with targeted learning points.

Excellent technology. Supportive/encouraging/positive facilitators. Helpful feedback. Very realistic. Relaxed/informal atmosphere.

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