Academics

Introduction

Everyone at hertfordshire healthcare is dedicated to passing on their individual skills and experience to the next generation of practitioners.  One of our founders was Clinical Tutor for General Practitioners at Hertford County Hospital for six years.  He also managed the postgraduate education in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Queen Elizabeth II Hospital for over 15 years.  During that time, it became apparent that regular updating and revision of gynaecological subjects was greatly appreciated.  We have, therefore, drawn on this experience to produce a series of lectures for specialist trainees, General Practitioners and, where appropriate, the general public.  This is not a comprehensive list and we will be happy to arrange a talk on any related subject.

Lectures

  1. Practical Aspects of Menorrhagia.
    What can we do about heavy periods? A lecture for trainees, GPs and practice staff.
  2. Hormone Replacement Therapy.
    We provide several lectures tailored to the needs of trainees, GPs, practice staff and the general public.
  3. Urogynaecology lectures Several lectures discussing aspects of the diagnosis and treatment of Bladder Problems.
  4. Recurrent Miscarriage.
    One of our founders runs the most successful clinic for sufferers in the area. He will share his experience with trainees, GPs and practice staff. We can arrange counselling for sufferers.
  5. Problems with Conception.
  6. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome; Not Polycystic and Not Ovarian.
    Two speakers discuss the patho-physiology, diagnosis and treatment of this whole body condition.
  7. A Dinner of Four Courses .
    Two speakers giving 10 minute vignettes on four subjects.
  8. “Howard Kelly’s Big Mistake”.
    The causes and rational treatment of Utero-vaginal Prolapse
  9. A subject of your choice.

Courses for Trainees

  1. Interview Skills.
    An interactive one day course outlining strategies and skills necessary for successful applicants. It is both theoretical and includes a mock interview. Suitable for final year medical students and all training grades.
  2. Record Keeping.
    A half day on keeping medical records. Includes the requirement for them to be “Accurate, legible and contemporaneous”. Also the law on retention, disclosure and the Data Protection Act are covered. Vital for all newly qualified doctors or those starting a new job. Particularly important for all foreign graduates starting work in this country.
  3. Basic Surgical Skills.
    This is a “Hands-on” practical course. RCOG Accreditation is obtained for each session. One day and can be combined with 5 or 6 for a weekend course.
  4. Obstetric Emergencies.
    The RCOG sanctioned annual update. Half day.
  5. Hysteroscopy.
    A theoretical and Hands-on (with anatomical models) full day course introducing diagnostic and therapeutic techniques, safety measures and record keeping. The safe use of various energy sources is discussed
  6. Laparoscopic Surgery. As 5.

Research

Founders of hertfordshire healthcare have been actively involved in clinical and laboratory research throughout their careers.  We would be very happy to discuss research projects.

Antiquarian and Art Lectures

  1. “How the Seventeenth Century Artist Saw Doctors”
    A discussion of the appearance of doctors in seventeenth century Dutch genre paintings and others. The iconography of these pictures is considered. Approximately 40 pictures in 40 minutes. Suitable for medical or lay audiences
  2. “The Anatomical Atlases of Smellie and Hunter”.
    In the middle of the eighteenth century, William Hunter, older brother of John and Obstetrician to the Royal Family, set out to produce “the best anatomical text book ever”. At about the same time, William Smellie, who served the poor in London, produced his three volumes of case histories and a “Sett of Anatomical Tables” to illustrate them. How well did they serve their differing objectives? How did they contribute to the advancement of our art? Suitable for obstetricians, bibliophiles and historians.
  3. “Caravaggio, a Flawed Genius.”
    2010 marked the four hundredth anniversary of the death of this amazing artist. His turbulent life is described and his contribution to the Renaissance emphasised. Suitable for all. (no medical aspects)

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