The RCOG Curriculum Review Group developed the below definition of the required characteristics of an O&G consultant – and this has provided the basis for the work since carried out.
A highly skilled Obstetrician and Gynaecologist with the appropriate knowledge and attitudes to lead and deliver safe, high-quality care, taking account of individual needs and advocating for women’s healthcare. This will involve a questioning approach to research and quality improvement. Working well in multiprofessional teams is essential for safe, effective patient care; Obstetricians and Gynaecologists must be good communicators, supportive of staff and happy to share their expertise and experience, as well as being open to the views of others. On completing training, the individual will be prepared for lifelong learning, which will allow them to be adaptable and flexible for a modern NHS.