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We are the Trainees in Wales Obstetrics & Gynaecology Society. We are a committed group of trainees who meet regularly to discuss training needs across all grades in Wales. We also aim to organise at least one study day per academic year to help with curriculum signoffs, and core clinical skills.
The committee has representatives across Wales for you to link in with to discuss problems, raise concerns, or suggest educational or social activities to enhance your time here on the O&G speciality training programme. We are always looking for enthusiastic new members to join the committee, so please ContactUs if you want to know more.
This webpage, and email bulletins aim to keep trainees up to date with Deanery, local, National and international news, as well as any relevant courses and conferences to enhance your CV’s.
We hope you enjoy your time in Wales.


Letter to the Profession from the Chief Medical Officer








The BSGI are actively recruiting for a trainee rep to join the BSGI committee. They welcome a trainee who is interested in this role and has Gynae USS as a part of their ATSM. The Rep will have plenty of opportunity for CV building as we hope to recruit trainee reps from each deanery in the country. This role will give them a head start.

Please email Mrs Leena Gokhale if you are interested


HEIW have launched their Generic Curriculum, the learning offers a range of training and courses for junior doctors in training in Wales. 

The Generic Curriculum aims to provide access to personal and professional development to support and enhance good medical practice at various stages of the Training Programme. The topics have been mapped to the domains of the Generic professional capabilities’ framework from the GMC in line with your curriculum requirements.




Further Information

[Essentially Midirs March 2022]

Membership Concessions

The NTC have negotiated changes in concessionary membership rates for trainees based on income to add a second threshold of £45,000 which offers a 33% discount (those earning less than £37,500 have a of 66% discount). Please see info below on how to apply to the college.

1. The new concession threshold and how to apply for it

2. How trainees should claim tax back on their membership fees-this will save them lots of money




HEIW School Support - Recordings, Certificate, and Feedback – Eportfolio Study Day 4TH MAY 2022

Please find below the feedback form and recordings for last week’s event, together with the presentations used on the day.

Feedback Form and certificate


Please click on the link below to provide feedback on the event; the survey will close on Monday 6th June 2022.  At the end of the survey, you will be presented with your certificate of attendance; you must print or screenshot this and keep it safe as we are unable to issue duplicates.






If you were unable to attend the event, you can watch the recordings via the following link (s); please ensure you complete the learning and the feedback form by Monday 6th June 2022.



RCOG Training e-Portfolio
Unfortunately we still can't enter absences on the e-portoflio. Therefore for the ARCP the STC would like us to record absences on the covid disruption form. Below the CCT calculator for everyone to complete as well as the CCT calculator is still not functioning correctly on the e-portfolio (we still can't enter anything other than whole number in months).   Please also attach the CCT calculator to your ESR

The 2022 matrix is now live on the website. Just to advise, there a couple of mistakes in the table below the links to the matrices and these are being dealt with by the website team as we speak; one is that it says for all stages of training that ‘TEF is not required for the 2021 ARCP’ and this should read ‘TEF is not required for the 2022 ARCP.’ The other is that the 2 * next to the examinations line, indicating a derogation for ST3-5 have not been deleted.

However, when you click on the link to the matrix all the points raised above have been addressed.






Training and Conferences:


BSGE RIGS HUB National Training Programme

The BSGE are excited to open applications for the 2022/2023 BSGE RIGs Hub National Training programme. This a centralised, standardised BSGE programme, that is delivered through a series of hands on workshops at laparoscopic hubs within each deanery and online webinars. Each workshop will be facilitated by RIGs regional representatives, along with a BSGE faculty within each hub. There are 3 programme streams (Basic, Intermediate and Advanced) and the content aligns with the requirements of the core RCOG curriculum.
Training will commence in July 2022 for all streams. This year we have changed the programme so that all streams will be delivered in one day. If you are successful in gaining a place on the programme you are required to book study leave as follows:

  • July 19th 2022
  • September 14th 2022
  • November 8th 2022

Full programme details with timings of sessions can be found on BSGE Website. Once we have confirmed your application to the programme was successful, we will be able to confirm the location within your region where the training will take place.

  • Application will close online on 23rd May 2022.
  • Delegates will be informed of their place week beginning 30th May 2022.

All applicants for the programme must be BSGE members.

Click Here to Join BSGE
Click Here to apply for the BSGE RIGS Hub National Training Programme
Click Here to view a list of regional representatives and their contact details

Donna Ghosh (BSGE Chair for Laparoscopic Training)
Jessica PreshawCP LimAngharad Jones & Helene Hoyte 
(BSGE Laparoscopic Training Sub-committee)
Mikey Adamczyk & Lina Antoun (BSGE Trainee Representatives)
BSGE RIGs Hubs National Training Programme Committee



Monica Tyczynska-Palmer

BSGE RIGs Representative for Wales 


USS Training:


Dear Trainees,

Please see linked an OSAT  form  myself and Dr.Rachel Lee  have designed to provide guidance to trainees and trainers for an objective assessment of competencies for basic USS.  This has been approved by our STC and lead USS trainers in Wales for roll out and evaluation . I will be grateful if you could start using this form for your future assessments from today for a period of 4 weeks. During this period you could upload this as additional evidence in your e-portfolio.  We will be emailing you a short questionnaire to receive your feedback.  Based on your evaluation we will adapt the form and make it electronic for future ARCPs. So your feedback is vital. Since this a pilot stage , you will have to print the attached version.

I would also like to inform you that a new Doppler module has been included in the TA simulator programme in the Imaging academy. If you have any queries regarding the academy or require login passwords for the simulator please email me.

Kind regards

Dr.Manju Nair

Consultant in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Singleton Hospital



Latest USS Training Information

 Ultrasound Teaching Programme 2021

Ultrasound Scan Guidance

USS Skill Simulator at National Academy - Booking Information

All Wales USS Webinars Facilitated by Mrs. Upadhyay: Programme







The following Multimedia include videos of the online meetings of the Research Supper Club. 


23rd March 2021






10th May 2021




22nd September 2021


Please refer to our Video Disclaimer within the Terms of Use page


Ebooks with Video Content

Video content is now available in ebooks via ClinicalKey.   This content is only available to NHS Wales Employees, students on placement and contract holders.
To access Clinical Key using a personal PC or device, you'll need an OpenAthens account. If you do not already have one, you can register for one online. If you have any queries regarding your OpenAthens account, please contact your local library service 

Click on the publication link below to go to ClinicalKey and select the Videos tab under the Table of Contents heading. 

LATEST VACANCIES Click here to access
Maternity Leave
  • These documents were written as a guide by some trainees with relevant experience.
  • They are designed to help you to understand the basics of your rights as a trainee when pregnant, applying for maternity leave, on maternity leave and returning to work afterwards.
  • The advice is correct at the time of writing but you should always contact the people in the relevant roles (as mentioned below) to make sure that you are up to date with what is expected of you and what you can expect from your employer.

Maternity Leave advice

Return to work after Maternity Leave

Joint Statement on annual Leave and Study Leave

Dear All

As mentioned previously, as a result of the COVID leave statement, trainees in Wales who are remaining in a training programme are entitled to roll over their unused study leave allocation from August/September. 

In order to ensure that we have accurate records of what trainees have spent and therefore entitled to through the roll-over mechanism we need them to ensure their Study Leave records on INTREPID are accurate and up to date. 

The following email and attachment was sent via INTREPID to all trainees earlier this month and a reminder has also gone out again today.

I would be grateful for your assistance in ensuring this message gets to trainees and so would appreciate it if you could pass this on to your trainee reps and ask them to disseminate and also include it in any comms you are also sending out to your trainees.

Many thanks for your help.    

Best wishes





Important Links


If you wish to add more links relating to O&G Care please email Contact Us

RCOG, its Partners and Societies


The British Gynaecological Cancer Society (BGCS)

British & Irish Association of Robotic Gynaecological Surgeons BIARGS

British Maternal & Fetal Medicine Society

The British Medical Ultrasound Society

The British Menopause Society

The British Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology

British Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy

British Society for Gynaecological Imaging

The British Society for Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology

The British Society of Psychosomatic Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Andrology (BSPOGA)

The British Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease

The British Society of Urogynaecology

Cervical Screening Wales

European Society for Gynecological Endoscopy

European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology

Faculty of Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare

The International Federation of Cervical Pathology and Colposcopy

The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO)

International Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy (ISGE)

The International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease

MHRA- Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency

N.H.S. Wales Website

NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence)

Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network

Logs Learning and CTG


K2 CTG Training

RCOG Training e-Portfolio

StratOG the RCOG’s online learning resource


Other Websites


ACA Association for Continence Advice

The International Society of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology ISPOG)

Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust

The Marcé Society for Perinatal Mental Health

The Vulval Pain Society

Women’s Health Concern (WHC)