Award-Winning Borders Team Teach Trainees

Last month Obstetrics and Gynaecology Trainees from across the South East and East Deaneries in Scotland gathered at Borders General Hospital (BGH) to learn from our award-winning team.

The teaching day, which focused on important topics such as early pregnancy scanning and forceps deliveries, received positive feedback. One of the 30 trainees who attended the day described the training as “informative, interesting and interactive.”

Dr Cliff Sharp, Medical Director at NHS Borders, commented: “Quality training and professional development helps to ensure that staff are knowledgeable, skilled and confident in their abilities, so that they can better deal with challenging situations.

“We are delighted to have such a strong team in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, who are not only knowledgeable themselves but who are determined to effectively share their expertise with colleagues from other health boards.”

Last year our Obstetrics and Gynaecology team received national recognition when they were awarded the highly prestigious ‘Top UK Trust for Gynaecology Training’. This was presented to the Borders team by the UK Specialty Education Advisory Committee at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists at an award ceremony in London.

The award was based on a survey of all 170 departments of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the UK, which saw NHS Borders voted at the top place for training. We were also highly commended for professional development and overall performance.

Dr Brian Magowan, Obstetrics and Gynaecology Consultant at NHS Borders, added: “I think that success like this only happens with teamwork, and that’s what we have in our department here. If you have a good team you have good communication, and that creates a much safer and more caring environment for our pregnant mums and gynaecology patients.”

Find out more about NHS Borders here:  http://www.nhsborders.scot.nhs.uk/patients-and-visitors/

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