I am a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist for last five years. Initially, I was a locum consultant at St George’s University Hospital, London. Currently, I have a substantive post at Milton Keynes University Hospital and am the Labour Ward and Maternal Medicine (High Risk Pregnancy) Lead.
I am up to date with continuing professional development as reflected by successful completion of 5-year CPD cycle and subsequent revalidation by the GMC.
I am an appraiser as well as an educational and clinical supervisor. I have received formal training for all these roles including for formal coaching skills. I maintain confidentiality and demonstrate tact, empathy and discretion in all cases. I also manage individual clinical performance, patient safety and workload issues in these roles. I have successfully completed a PG certificate in Clinical Education which reignited my passion for learning and fuelled my interest leading me to successfully engage in further relevant learner roles in my career alongside full time NHS work and family commitments.
I am employed by GMC as an associate to undertake Professional Linguistic Assessment Board Exams and am an OSCE examiner for St George’s University Hospital and University of Buckingham Medical School. I am the preceptor of Advance Training Skills Modules of Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists (RCOG) for Labour Ward Lead, Advance Labour Ward Practice and Maternal Medicine modules in my unit. I have written single best answers (SBAs) and a chapter for Strat OG which is an online resource for membership exam of RCOG. I am also a faculty member of Surgical Training in Austere Environment course at RCOG. I have also worked with Tropical Health and Education Trust (THET) charity to deliver lectures and undertake mock written and clinical exams in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Somaliland. This involved detailed feedback and support to the participants as well.
I have a Certificate in International Risk Management and have also received formal training in serious incident analysis. This allows me to contribute positively to local and regional clinical governance processes by analysing complex information and producing substantive recommendations in a timely manner. I am an External Reviewer of serious incidents for Luton and Dunstable Hospital and am also a member of Local Maternity System Serious Incident panel.
I have good communication skills and experience of working within a multidisciplinary team. I have established monthly MDT meetings of Obstetric, Cardiology and Anaesthetic colleagues to discuss management of complex cases and Labour Ward Forum in which MDT of midwives, obstetricians, paediatricians, anaesthetists and theatre staff discuss various operational issues.
I have developed a good understanding of current policy, regulatory, financial and managerial constraints and pressures within the NHS by being actively involved with introduction of new projects in Obstetrics. For example, I have introduced telemedicine in the form of GDM Health app and HaMpton app for remote monitoring of blood sugars and blood pressure; respectively, in pregnant mothers. I have also introduced outpatient induction of labour and mechanical induction of labour in women with previous caesarean section. These measures also demonstrate my initiative and the ability to effectively lead on service reconfiguration and change management to provide safer and sustainable services that improve outcomes for women’s health.
I found the experience of undertaking the PG certificate in Clinical Education as a very positive one. I aim to positively contribute to other learners to develop similar passion in order to become lifelong learners.