Welcome to the PEN NZ iVe November/December 2018 newsletter.
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Nau mai ki te kawerongo mo te marama o Whiringa-ā-rangi/ Hakihea. Welcome to the November/December 2018 PEN NZ iVe newsletter

Maternity issues have continued to be at the forefront of media and political circles over the past couple of months. Your New Zealand Committee has provided comment, made submissions - on maternity system improvement, the Sexual and Reproductive Health Action Plan and antiepileptic medicines during pregnancy - and continues to support Fellows in making a difference to the health of wāhine and their pēpi.

It has been a busy year for all!  Be kind to yourselves over the festive season - take some time out to relax and recharge with your loved ones.

The NZ office will be closing on 20 December and will be fully staffed again from 22 January.  There will be a part time office presence from 7 January for urgent matters.

Ngā mihi, Jane, Jude, Makiko and Lynn at the RANZCOG NZ office.
 

2019 Annual Scientific Meeting - Call for Abstracts

The RANZCOG NZ 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting: Perspectives from the past, foundations for the future will be held in Hamilton from Wednesday 22 to Friday 24 May with pre and post workshops on the Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday.  See the ASM website for more information: https://www.nzasm.org.nz/.

The call for abstracts is now open. The deadline for abstract submissions is 6 March 2019.  For key dates and submission guidelines see the NZ ASM website.
 

Early career Fellows Forum and Life Fellows commemorative dinner

The 2019 RANZCOG NZ early career Fellows Forum will be held on 9 February in Wellington.  Early career Fellows are doctors who have been elevated to RANZCOG Fellow within the past five years. Some come from the RANZCOG Training Programme and others through the Specialist International Medical Graduate pathway, so will have been a consultant for many years before they came to NZ.

The Forum aims to help early career Fellows find their place within RANZCOG and will focus on how the College can best support Fellows. There will be an opportunity to explore clinical leadership and non-traditional career pathways and understand RANZCOG NZ’s advocacy for women and babies and the NZ Committee’s current work programme.

Following the Forum, early career Fellows will join NZ Life Fellows at a special dinner to celebrate
Life Fellows’ contribution to the College where they will be presented with a commemorative pin to acknowledge and celebrate their Life Fellowship.
 
For further information please contact Makiko Wimbush
 

Mercia Barnes Trust 2019 funding round

The Mercia Barnes Trust invites applications for 2019 research fellowships in the area of women's and reproductive health to a value of $35,000 each.

The Trust was founded in 1994 by The Royal New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and named after Dr Mercia Barnes, a recent President. The preferred option is for fellowships to encourage young medical researchers, but not exclusively. Smaller or multiple grants will be considered. As well as tabling a report at each AGM of the Trust, recipients will be encouraged to publish as well as report progress to colleagues in one of the following ways:
  • ASM presentation
  • An update through newsletters
  • Presentation to another appropriate forum.
Applications close 5pm Friday 1 March 2019.  Application forms and the form for referees are available on the NZ page of the RANZCOG website.  For further information please contact Jane Cumming.
 

Auckland Medical Research Foundation project grants available

The Auckland Medical Research Foundation’s (AMRF) purpose is to improve the health of New Zealanders through funding the highest quality medical research of all kinds.
 
Project Grants are available to support medical research projects for up to two years duration and a maximum of $160,000. The Foundation is committed to funding excellence and has an established policy of supporting emerging researchers, but supports established researchers in new projects without prejudice.
 
Applications must be made through the AMRF portal at www.funding.medicalresearch.org.nz. Guidelines for applicants are available at www.medicalresearch.org.nz/how-to-apply
Applications must be received by the AMRF on the portal by 5 pm, 6 March 2019. If you need help with grant writing the AMRF has compiled a number of grant writing resources - see https://www.medicalresearch.org.nz/resources-for-writing-funding-applications.
 

Liam and Frankie Davison Award 2019

Applications are invited from senior secondary students resident in Australia or New Zealand for the 2019 Liam and Frankie Davison Award for outstanding achievement in literary writing on an issue in women’s health. The closing date for applications is 30 April 2019.

The award is named in honour of RANZCOG staff member and award-winning author, Liam Davison and his wife Frankie, a secondary school teacher, in recognition of their shared passion for nurturing and encouraging young writers.

Further information on the award including eligibility criteria and how to apply can be found on the RANZCOG website or email lfdaward@ranzcog.edu.au.
 

2018 award 

NZ Committee member Gill Gibson presented the 2018 Liam and Frankie Award to NZ winner Emma Uren of Auckland Diocesan School for Girls at her school assembly.  You can read the winning entries here.
 

Trainees' news

2019 workshop dates

Please note the following dates for RANZCOG approved training workshops being held in 2019.  Trainees wishing to attend should book leave as soon as possible.
  •  Basic Ultrasound Workshop* – 1 & 2 March, Auckland
  • Cultural Competence workshop* (part of a course which also includes online modules) – 13 May, Christchurch (Please note that the deadline for this course has recently been extended from 52 weeks ‘Time in Training’ to 104 weeks ‘Time in Training’)
  • Trainees’ Day.  Will include half day resilience workshop ‘Thrive’ – 25 May, Hamilton (following RANZCOG NZ ASM which is 22-24 May)
  • Communication Skills Workshop* – 7 June, Auckland
  • Research Skills Workshop – 8 June, Auckland
  • Anatomy Workshop – 14 September, Dunedin
  • Foundations of Surgery Workshop* – early November, dates and venue to be confirmed
  • Basic Obstetric Skills Workshop* – early November, date and venue to be confirmed
*Mandatory workshop
 
Please note that registrations for these workshops are not yet open.  Trainees will be advised by email when registrations for each workshop open. 
 

Reminder: upcoming deadline

Deadline for Six Monthly Summative Training Assessments for the semester 11 June to 9 December 2019 are due by 20 January 2019.

 

Ministry of Health news

Hearing the stories of those harmed by surgical mesh - consultation hub   

As part of its response to ongoing concerns with the use of surgical mesh, the Ministry is wanting to provide an opportunity for people who have been harmed by surgical mesh and their families/whānau to tell their stories.

The survey is open until Friday 18 January 2019. For further information see https://consult.health.govt.nz/chief-medical-officer/surgical-mesh/.
 

Publication of Fetal and Infant Deaths 2015   

Tables presenting a summary of fetal and infant deaths, with a focus on deaths and stillbirths registered in 2015 have been published and are on the Ministry of Health website. Information presented includes demographic information (eg, ethnicity and sex), cause of death, gestation and birthweight, as well as deaths classified as sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and sudden unexpected death in infancy (SUDI). This dataset is a continuation of the Fetal and Infant Death series. 
 

Immunisation Update   

HPV Vaccine supplies
General practices are now able to order unrestricted quantities of HPV vaccine. People who have begun the vaccination course (two doses for those aged 14 and under, three doses for those aged 15 and older) and are overdue for a second or third dose will not have to begin the course again, regardless of how long the time lapse has been.

Influenza Immunisation Programme start date 2019
Following consultation with stakeholders, from 2019 the Annual Influenza Immunisation Programme will have a fixed start date of 1 April. For further information, see the Ministry's website.
 
Meningococcal cases
There has been an increase in meningococcal W disease (MenW) cases in New Zealand. This particular strain of MenW (ST11) can present with the classical signs of meningococcal disease but also atypically with gastro-intestinal symptoms, as well as pneumonia, septic arthritis, endocarditis or epi/supraglottitis. It is also associated with a high case fatality.

Updated information on meningococcal disease surveillance is available on the ESR webpage: https://surv.esr.cri.nz/surveillance/Meningococcal_disease.php.
 

ACC news

Booklets available – antiepileptic medicines and pregnancy

ACC have hard copies available, free of charge, for Fellows to give to women in their care about the benefits and risks of taking antiepileptic medicines during pregnancy.  Electronic copies are still available.
To order hardcopies email treatmentinjury@acc.co.nz.
 

Health Quality & Safety Commission news

Learning from Adverse Events

Each year, health care adverse events are reported to the Health Quality & Safety Commission by district health boards (DHBs) and other health care providers. The latest Learning from adverse events report is available now.  

Learning from adverse events report 2017-2018
 

Research Reviews

Research Review publications are intended for NZ health professionals.  To subscribe for free to receive a research review on a regular basis go to www.researchreview.co.nz.
 

Fertility Research Review  

In issue 19-2018 of the Fertility Research Review there are relevant articles on: FSH vs clomiphene in IUI; Impact of thin endometrial lining; School performance after ART; Outcomes of donor oocyte embryos; Multiple pregnancy with zygotic splitting; Transfer of poor + top quality embryos; Oil- vs water-based hysterosalpingography; Fertility treatment and hypospadias; Comorbidities and male infertility; Home sperm testing device.
 

Midwifery Research Review  

In issue 20-2018 of the Midwifery Research Review there are relevant articles on: Vitamin D and pregnancy-related hypertensive disorders; Lactation duration and progression to diabetes; Country of birth and obstetric anal sphincter injuries; Administration of oxytocin during spontaneous labour; Cognitive impairment during pregnancy; Acupuncture for pain in pregnancy; What do we know about sibling attended birth?; Foetal fibronectin testing for threatened preterm labour.
 

Women's Health Research Review  

In issue 27-2018 of the Women's Health Research Review there are relevant articles on: Progestogen-only contraception does not cause depression; Postmenopausal bleeding and risk of endometrial cancer; Do women know about IUDs for emergency contraception?; Vasomotor symptoms in older women; Bioidentical menopausal hormone therapy: physician views and practices; 12-month discontinuation rates for LNG-IUS vs subdermal etonogestrel implant; Pain is a risk factor for failure of global endometrial ablation; A continuous-use ring-shaped vaginal pessary for advanced POP; Fatigue is a common symptom of endometriosis.
 

New and Updated Cochrane summaries for O&G

Please see the latest summaries for obstetrics and gynaecology from the Cochrane Library at www.cochranelibrary.com on: Non-clinical interventions for reducing unnecessary caesarean section; Antihypertensive drug therapy for mild to moderate hypertension during pregnancy; Calcium supplementation during pregnancy for preventing blood pressure disorders and related problems; Pelvic floor muscle training for urinary incontinence in women; Interventionist versus expectant care for severe pre-eclampsia before term; How accurate are the imaging techniques PET and MRI to determine the feasibility of primary debulking surgery for ovarian cancer?; Progestogen for preventing miscarriage; Vasodilators for women undergoing fertility treatment; The effect of administering pregnancy hormone into the womb of subfertile women undergoing assisted reproduction. 
 

Upcoming Events

Please see the Events section of the RANZCOG website for information on all local and international events. Highlighted events are listed below.
 

ON TRACK Network Trial Development Workshop 

21-22 February 2019, Liggins Institute, University of Auckland  
Translating a research idea into a successful clinical trial proposal can be a daunting task. This two-day ON TRACK Network workshop will help you bring your research idea to reality. For further information email: ontracknetwork@auckland.ac.nz 

Register here: ON TRACK Network Trial Development Workshop
 

PSRH Biennial Conference  

6-11 July 2019, Papua New Guinea
Theme: “Pacific Experience for Pacific Solutions in Reproductive Health”
 

IIMHCO 2019 Global Summit   

27-29 September 2019, Auckland
SOMCANZ (Symposium of Maternity Carers NZ) is now IIMHCO (International Integrative Maternity HealthCare Organisation).  https://iimhco.com/ 

For further information on the IIMHCO 2019 Global Summit see: Global Summit .
 

Serious Problems, Simple Solutions   

24-26 October 2019, Gdańsk, Poland
Congress: Serious Problems, Simple Solutions
See Scientific Programme
 
Further information: info@spsscongress.eu
 

Vacancies

In addition to the following advertised vacancies please see the RANZCOG website for trainee and Fellow employment opportunities.

Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

Nelson hospital: 0.7 FTE position

Applications Close: Friday 21 December 2018 
Ref: N18-522
  • Excellent working conditions, a relocation package and a negotiable commencement date
  • Make a lifestyle move to Nelson the sunshine capital (2633 hrs / year)
About the role
We are looking for an experienced Obstetrician and Gynaecologist. You will join our specialist team providing secondary level Obstetrics and Gynaecology services and will share a strong commitment to delivering high quality health care for women and their families. You will participate fully in the acute roster, facilitate integrated care and foster effective relationships with health professionals across the system to ensure that we achieve maximum support and health gain for our clients. We have approximately 900-1000 births per year in the Nelson/Tasman region and the Maternity services work closely with Wairau services as well as Wellington’s tertiary referral services. 

About you
You will be an experienced Obstetrician and Gynaecologist keen to contribute to a busy and professional team.

Required Qualifications and Experience include:  
  • FRANZCOG or equivalent post graduate qualification in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand
  • Current Annual Practicing Certificate, or eligible
  • Colposcopy training
About us
Nelson Marlborough Health (NMH) is the main health service provider for New Zealand’s Nelson, Tasman and Marlborough regions, serving nearly 145,000 people across two main hospitals, public health and a range of community services. We provide a great place to work with professional development opportunities, job security, and workplace wellness programmes.

We are an accredited employer with immigration New Zealand which can simplify the VISA process if required.

Find out more about us https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC34XErxkHJ5YAn59o6SrhnA

What we offer
We have a real focus on learning and sharing your skills and experience with our team of registrars; where we also share the workload as appropriate.
 
Situated near the top of the South Island, Nelson city is the geographical centre of New Zealand. It has three national parks within a 90 minute drive and is surrounded by beaches, mountains, hidden valleys, raging rivers and golden sands. It is known as a spectacular natural environment and has one of the highest number of sunshine hours in New Zealand. For more information on the Nelson/ Tasman region visit http://www.nelsonnz.com/.

How to apply
Please fill in our online application form. https://nmdhb.careercentre.net.nz/job

To have an informal chat about the role please contact Donna Addidle, Service Manager – Women, Child and Youth, donna.addidle@nmdhb.govt.nz. For general application enquiries please contact our recruitment team on vacancies@nmdhb.govt.nz or 03 546 1274.

Registrar - Obstetrics & Gynaecology 

Waikato DHB – full or part time (FTE 0.5-1.0)

Job Number: WAI05048
Start date: Negotiable
 
We are seeking a registrar to join our dedicated team. Our service is a great opportunity for you to gain experience in dealing with a variety of gynaecological conditions and treatments.
 
The obstetric service provides facilities and specialist care for local and regional patients requiring elective or emergency treatments.  We provide secondary services for the Waikato DHB region and tertiary for the Midland region. There are approximately 3700 deliveries per annum in the hospital and approximately another 1800 deliveries in the Waikato region - for which we provide secondary care. 
 
Our Delivery Suite has seven birthing rooms, an operating theatre, a three bedded recovery area and a two bedded high dependency unit. A Women’s Assessment Unit (WAU) of 12 beds is situated adjacent to the delivery suit and provides services to acute and semi-urgent pregnant women of greater than 20 weeks gestation.
 
There is a 24 bed combined antenatal and gynaecological ward and a 20 bed postnatal ward.
 
There is excellent access to a variety of gynaecological surgical theatre experience including gynae oncology, advanced laparoscopy and pelvic floor surgery, plus general gynaecology and elective trainees can be involved in tailoring a job to meet their needs.
 
We are searching for junior and senior obstetrics and gynaecology registrars, with at least 6 months experience working in this field, to join our existing team of RANZCOG training and non-training registrars. As a junior registrar, the emphasis of the clinical duty is management of obstetric patients with training by our friendly senior medical team (SMO and senior registrars), as well as regular gynaecology exposure with management of acute presentations and inpatient care. The senior registrar’s role has the added flavour of weekly gynaecology operating experience and regular clinic attendance. We work well as a team of RMO and SMOs in this department with plenty of weekly clinical meeting and interactive education sessions. There are several in-house training workshops in both obstetrics and gynaecology which we encourage registrars to attend. Several audits are in progress at our department, research is supported.
 
The afterhours roster is created with input from each individual registrar and the roster vary depending on skill set. The after hour duties are covered by two registrars and one house officer working on-site, except night duty which is covered by one of each. Part time employment can be arranged.
 
Registrar positions are recognised for the Integrated Training Programme leading to Fellowship of The Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.
 
Interested parties are to apply online and should attach their CV, cover letter with up to date contact details and three references on the attached referee form.
 
With the introduction of the Vulnerable Children Act on 1 July 2015 all applicants will be required to complete police checks therefore at application we require;
•            two forms of identification (notarised), one being a current passport identity page
•            for those currently working in NZ please complete Section 2 of the attached Police Vetting form and attach to this application
•            for international medical graduates we require police checks from every country you have worked in for a year or more for the last 10 years.

 

Registrar - Obstetrics & Gynaecology 

Waikato DHB – full or part time (FTE 0.5-1.0)

Job Number: WAI05048
Start date: Negotiable
 
We are seeking a registrar to join our dedicated team. Our service is a great opportunity for you to gain experience in dealing with a variety of gynaecological conditions and treatments.
 
The obstetric service provides facilities and specialist care for local and regional patients requiring elective or emergency treatments.  We provide secondary services for the Waikato DHB region and tertiary for the Midland region. There are approximately 3700 deliveries per annum in the hospital and approximately another 1800 deliveries in the Waikato region - for which we provide secondary care. 
 
Our Delivery Suite has seven birthing rooms, an operating theatre, a three bedded recovery area and a two bedded high dependency unit. A Women’s Assessment Unit (WAU) of 12 beds is situated adjacent to the delivery suit and provides services to acute and semi-urgent pregnant women of greater than 20 weeks gestation.
 
There is a 24 bed combined antenatal and gynaecological ward and a 20 bed postnatal ward.
 
There is excellent access to a variety of gynaecological surgical theatre experience including gynae oncology, advanced laparoscopy and pelvic floor surgery, plus general gynaecology and elective trainees can be involved in tailoring a job to meet their needs.
 
We are searching for junior and senior obstetrics and gynaecology registrars, with at least 6 months experience working in this field, to join our existing team of RANZCOG training and non-training registrars. As a junior registrar, the emphasis of the clinical duty is management of obstetric patients with training by our friendly senior medical team (SMO and senior registrars), as well as regular gynaecology exposure with management of acute presentations and inpatient care. The senior registrar’s role has the added flavour of weekly gynaecology operating experience and regular clinic attendance. We work well as a team of RMO and SMOs in this department with plenty of weekly clinical meeting and interactive education sessions. There are several in-house training workshops in both obstetrics and gynaecology which we encourage registrars to attend. Several audits are in progress at our department, research is supported.
 
The afterhours roster is created with input from each individual registrar and the roster vary depending on skill set. The after hour duties are covered by two registrars and one house officer working on-site, except night duty which is covered by one of each. Part time employment can be arranged.
 
Registrar positions are recognised for the Integrated Training Programme leading to Fellowship of The Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.
 
Interested parties are to apply online and should attach their CV, cover letter with up to date contact details and three references on the attached referee form.
 
With the introduction of the Vulnerable Children Act on 1 July 2015 all applicants will be required to complete police checks therefore at application we require;
•            two forms of identification (notarised), one being a current passport identity page
•            for those currently working in NZ please complete Section 2 of the attached Police Vetting form and attach to this application
•            for international medical graduates we require police checks from every country you have worked in for a year or more for the last 10 years.

 

Advanced Training for Year 5 and 6 Trainees

Waikato District Health Board – Full time

Waikato DHB is excited to be able to offer advanced RANZCOG training for year 5 and 6 trainees in a number of specialist gynaecology areas including gynae oncology, minimal access surgery, urogynaecology and colposcopy. The unit has full RANZCOG accreditation and from Dec 2018 we will be training Core RANZCOG trainees. We are currently recruiting part-time or full-time, advance trainees or non-training senior registrars to start in December 2018 (or earlier if able) to fill the senior registrar job positions in teams managing high risk obstetrics with weekly operating exposure of a variety of gynaecology surgeries.

The obstetric service offers tertiary level care with over 5000 deliveries across the DHB per year. There are ample opportunities for Year 5 trainees to gain surgical competence in the advanced O&G procedures that require APSS (Assessment of Procedural and Surgical skills) by the end of Year 5, as well as completion of the colposcopy in-house assessment (IHA).

For Year 6 trainees, there is chance of gaining “acting-up SMO” experience on the delivery unit with back up SMO support as well as surgical mentoring to develop independent gynaecological operative experience in readiness for their future SMO role. Our base hospital in Hamilton is currently providing advanced training for four RANZCOG trainees, including one AGES Fellow and has previously provided the ATM (advanced training module) in urogynaecology.

The department has developed a strong teaching and training culture with protected weekly registrar teaching and multidisciplinary CTG education meetings. There are also monthly perinatal morbidity & mortality meetings, high risk obstetric meetings colposcopy and gynae-oncology multidisciplinary meetings for ongoing professional development.

Individually tailored schedules with special interest focus and specific training needs may be further negotiated with successful applicants. You are required to contribute to the Registrar after hour's roster, however we will ensure your training needs are met.

The DHB is happy to support medical education activity.

For further information please contact: Rebecca MacRae, Service Manager Women's Health Rebecca.MacRae@waikatodhb.health.nz or mob 027 216 1285.

Interested parties are to apply online and should attach their CV, cover letter with up to date contact details and three references on the attached referee form.

Only those short listed will be contacted.

Obstetrics & Gynaecology Consultant

Hawke's Bay Hospital – full-time 12 month fixed-term to cover leave.

We are seeking a Obstetric and Gynaecological Specialist for Hawke's Bay who shares our values of He kauanuanu - Respect, Ākina - Improvement, Rāranga te tira - Teamwork and Tauwhiro - Care.

Successful applicants will work with an enthusiastic team of Consultants, Registrars, Midwives and House Officers. The Specialist team provides secondary, antenatal and labour support to a maternity population of approximately 2,400 births per annum. On Call duties include responsibility for the delivery suite, acute antenatal and gynaecological assessments and admission, as well as supervising and teaching registrars and house officers within the maternity and operating theatre units.

Consultants take ongoing in patient responsibility for acute admissions as well as elective gynaecology patients. Successful applicants will also be expected to provide consultant led antenatal, gynaecology and colposcopy clinic services as well as working in the surgical wards, operating theatre, acute admissions unit, early pregnancy clinic and the emergency department. There may also be a requirement to provide outlying clinics from time to time.
The position requires a generalist Obstetrician/Gynaecologist. Applicants should have at least three years post MRANZCOG experience or equivalent, and will have prior experience in a Consultant, Fellow or Senior Registrar position.

Hawke's Bay hospital is a cohesive, dynamic campus located in Hastings. The women's health unit has a well-developed cooperative and effective management structure. The unit enjoys excellent anaesthetic, intensive care and neo natal support with a modern and well equipped operating theatre facility.

Hawke's Bay is a beautiful provincial centre on the East Coast of the North Island, NZ with approximately 162,000 population. It enjoys stunning scenery and a temperate climate with sunny dry summers. The district with approximately 162,000 population enjoys exceptional schools, restaurants and wineries and hosts frequent cultural events. There unlimited opportunities for outdoor and sporting pursuits. Take a stroll through the Hawke's Bay Tourism website and get yourself to Hawke's Bay!

This appointment offers unrivalled opportunity for a very interesting Obstetric and Gynaecological practice within a supportive and functional group of Specialists; all of this within an environment that demands a balanced lifestyle.

We are looking to appoint a specialist as soon as possible.

Overseas applicants should establish their eligibility for registration with Medical Council of New Zealand (http://www.mcnz.org.nz/)

To view the Position Profile visit: vacancies@hbdhb.govt.nz 

Advanced training opportunity, Exeter, UK

 
Please see below about an exciting Advanced training opportunity in the UK.  Contact Sarah Tout (touts@middlemore.co.nz) for an application form.

Come and spend a year with us and further your experiences of Obs and Gynae and the world!
We are a teaching hospital unit delivering 4200 babies a year and providing a wide range of specialist Obstetric and Gynaecological services. These provide a wide variety of training opportunities. Please don’t hesitate to contact me for an informal discussion to explore these further.
  • Cancer centre with three Gynae Oncologists performing all gynae oncology surgery with a large proportion being performed with a  minimal access approach.
  • A large proportion of our benign surgery is performed either vaginally or laparoscopically.
  • Endometriosis centre treating complex rectovaginal disease.
  • Urogynae service.
  • NHS run IVF unit.
  • Dedicated Emergency Gynae and Early Pregnancy Unit.
  • 60 hours of dedicated consultant cover with a passionate labour ward lead.
  • Maternal medicine service caring for women with diabetes and complex medical needs.
  • Fetal medicine service with telemedicine link to tertiary centre.
  • 2y level neonatal unit (27/40 and above)
Our department consists of 12 full time consultants, two associate specialists, eight middle grades and eight SHO’s. We are a great team and have had consistently good feedback from our trainees. This will be the second time we have hosted a trainee from New Zealand and are looking forward to repeating what was a great experience for both us and the trainee.

"Exeter provided an awesome opportunity to experience a similar health system, with its associated challenges, as part of a supportive & collaborative team. There were loads of opportunities for learning new skills, having new experiences & meeting new people both in & out of work." 
NZ Trainee

Exeter is a small city in the wonderful county of Devon. It is surrounded by beautiful countryside and within easy reach of some great beaches. Granted the water might be a bit chillier than you are used to but lovely all the same. Exeter has plenty to do no matter what your hobbies and interests. There are also easy transport links to further afield, London is a 2 hour train journey away and you can fly to many European destinations from Exeter’s airport.

If you have any further questions or would like to have an informal chat please do not hesitate to be in touch. Ben Peyton-Jones (Ben.peyton-jones@nhs.net)

SMO Locum positions / Fixed term contracts

Counties Manukau Health

Dear Colleagues,
CM Health is one of the largest Birthing units in Australasia (7000+ per annum). We are currently offering a variety of locum positions/ fixed term contracts (with a view to possible extension with the right fit candidate to the department) over the next 6 months, offering a wide range of experience at senior medical officer (SMO) level with guaranteed SMO back-up. The positions will include predominately acute work, plus antenatal clinic experience, including diabetes in pregnancy, plus some elective gynaecology. Please express any interest to Dr Sarah Tout (touts@middlemore.co.nz) Tel 0211150505.
We are very interested in hearing from you.
Kind regards
Sarah   

Specialist Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

Waikato DHB, Fixed term until December 2019, Full time 
Closing date:  Open until filled
Job Number: WAI06226
Position description

 
At Waikato District Health Board (DHB) we are on an incredible journey to become the best Women’s Health Service in New Zealand. We want you to join us at this pivotal time of growth and change.  Every day you will have the chance to improve the health outcomes of our patients, while developing your skills and expertise along the way.  We are offering you the opportunity to balance a rewarding career with the great lifestyle you have always dreamed about.  
 
We are seeking enthusiastic specialty doctors and consultants to join our dedicated team in Women’s Health at Waikato Hospital based in Hamilton, New Zealand.  We are recruiting to permanent positions and encourage applications from generalists and those with a special interest.  A commitment to patient centred care and multi-disciplinary teamwork is essential.  Applicants must be both flexible in their approach and be willing to contribute positively to a service undergoing transformation. The applicant will hold FRANZCOG or equivalent and be eligible for specialist registration in New Zealand.
 
We have 5th and 6th year medical students from the University of Auckland and midwifery students from Wintec. We are looking to improve training for both undergraduates and RANZCOG trainees. Participation in training and teaching would be a key component of the job plan. Candidates with research interests could enjoy on campus support from the University of Auckland’s Waikato Clinical Campus and Waikato DHB’s Clinical Audit Support.
 
We provide a collaborative and supportive learning environment which encourages excellence and innovation.
 
Why us?
Waikato DHB is one of New Zealand’s largest tertiary and secondary healthcare providers. We provide tertiary services to a region of 900,000 and secondary services to a local district of 375,000.  We have approximately 5,500 deliveries per year in the district and 3,500 of these are at Waikato Hospital.  Facilities include a seven bed delivery suite, two high dependency beds, a women’s acute assessment unit, antenatal, postnatal and gynaecological inpatient wards, a dedicated outpatients service and modern theatres.  The O&G team consists of 15 consultants, 15 registrars and 8 senior house officers.
 
Hamilton is New Zealand’s fourth largest city and is also one of the fastest growing.  It is situated on the banks of the Waikato River.  It is surrounded by beautiful countryside and is close enough to beaches, mountains and forests for a range of outdoor activities.  Living in Hamilton and the Waikato region gives you reasonably priced housing, excellent public and private schools and an easy commute to work.  It has all the benefits of a big city without the stress.
 
If you are looking for a fabulous environment to raise your family or an opportunity for exciting outdoor leisure pursuits, then we would welcome your application.

Values
Theme “People at Heart” – Te iwi Ngakaunui
  • Give and earn respect - Whakamana
  • Listen to me; talk to me – Whakarongo
  • Fair play – Mauri Pai
  • Growing the good – Whakapakari
  • Stronger together – Kotahitanga
Staff Contacts
 
phone +64 04 472 4608  

Jane Cumming
Manager
jcumming@ranzcog.org.nz

Jude Kaveney
Training Coordinator
jkaveney@ranzcog.org.nz

Makiko Wimbush
Events & SIMG Coordinator
mwimbush@ranzcog.org.nz 

Lynn Gestro
Communications Coordinator
lgestro@ranzcog.org.nz 

RANZCOG NZ webpage

For advice on local matters, please contact RANZCOG New Zealand branch in the first instance.  If you need to reach the Australian branch an 0800 number is now available: 0800 170 133
 

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Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists 
RANZCOG New Zealand office
PO Box 10611, The Terrace 
Wellington 6143 
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