Welcome to the Severn Postgraduate Medical Education School of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

This site outlines the training and education in Obstetrics and Gynaecology offered by the Severn. Obstetrics and Gynaecology is one of the broadest of hospital based specialties encompassing aspects of medicine, surgery and childbirth; indeed it is this immense variety that is one of the major attractions to our specialty.

The curriculum, set by the RCOG offers broad-based training in both Obstetrics and Gynaecology for the five years with opportunity to specialise in different areas in the final two years of training.



Pictured - Dr Jo Trinder - Head of School

The Postgraduate School of Obstetrics and Gynaecology has a number of aims which include:

  • Organising and managing postgraduate medical education in Obstetrics and Gynaecology enabling a coherent approach to the delivery of high quality trainin
  • Producing fully trained, competent and professional specialists
  • Supporting trainees choosing Academic career pathway
  • Supporting educators and trainers

There are 71 training posts in our seven year Training Programme rotating around six Trusts in the Deanery. Details about each Trust can be found under our Training Programme. There are currently four sub-speciality training posts – details can be found under Advanced Training.

All Severn PGME South West Trainees and Trainers should regularly check the website as we will update the website with information such as including registering for training days, trainee feedback about courses and conferences attended and trainee accounts of their Out of Programme experiences, as well as teaching material for the Bristol Friday Afternoon teaching sessions. All trainees are also encouraged to keep their contact details updated - particularly their email address as this will be used for communication from the School and other trainees via this website. 


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Pictured - Dr Louise Ashelby - Training Programme Director for Obstetrics and Gynaecology (Operations) is responsible for planning and executing recruitment, training rotations, quality assessment of training, management of OOP and assessment of trainees (ARCP).



Pictured - Dr Rebecca Swingler - Training Programme Director for Obstetrics and Gynaecology i(Education) is responsible for supporting the SWOT Educational team to co-ordinate regional training days and as ATSM director has oversight of the quality of ATSMs provided in the region, ensuring all ATSM Preceptors and ATSM Educational Supervisors of modules are delivering all elements of the curriculum.



 Dr Moses

Pictured - Dr Sharon Moses - Training Programme Director for Community Sexual and Reproductive Health.



Obstetrics and Gynaecology School Support Manager 

Caroline Stitfall is the Education Programme Manager for the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Specialty in the Severn Postgraduate Medical Education  and is based at Park House, Level 1, 1200 Bristol Parkway North, Bristol.  BS34 8YU.