Obstetrics and Gynaecology


The London Specialty School of Obstetrics and Gynaecology is responsible for the quality and commissioning of training in this specialty. Obstetrics and Gynaecology has more than 500 trainees and offers programmes at prestigious teaching centres across the capital.

Head of School

Mr Gregory Ward FRCOG, Cert Hum (Open) is Head of the London Specialty School of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist at Croydon University Hospital and is responsible for the quality of training in London.  

His clinical interests include maternal medicine, gynaecological oncology, medical education and ethics. He has a long-time interest and involvement in both undergraduate and postgraduate medical education and has been Chairman of the London South/KSS STC (2005-2012) and RCOG Regional Assessor for the Confidential Enquiry into Maternal and Child Health (2003-2014). He sits on the Specialty Education Advisory Committee of the RCOG and examines for the MRCOG.

He teaches in Faculty Development courses for the Professional Support Unit and is a trained mentor/ coach using his expertise to support and develop speciality trainees, including doctors in difficulty.

 Deputy Head of School

Dr Sonji Clarke is Deputy Head of the School. She is a consultant obstetrician with an interest in high risk obstetrics, including neurological diseases in pregnancy and pregnancy with complex social factors.

She has wide ranging educational interests, including contributing to careers programmes in secondary schools and providing PHSE materials for both primary school children and their parents. She also completed a master’s programme in Academic Practice.


The vision for the London School of Obstetrics and Gynaecology is:

  • World class education for world-class healthcare
  • Excellence of postgraduate training and education
  • Producing clinical leaders of tomorrow

Training programme

  • South London
  • North Central and East London
  • North West London

Obstetrics and Gynaecology is offered as a run-through programme.

Specialty units/areas in London

Obstetrics and Gynaecology is a vital and competitive specialty that evolves with the latest advances in medical technology. We provide training at world-renowned training institutions including University College London, St Thomas' and Imperial College Healthcare, as well as a number of excellent district general hospitals. Working with a diverse healthcare population across London, trainees will treat a cross-range of patients and medical conditions in urban communities.

Specialty Training Board Information

The London Specialty School of Obstetrics and Gynaecology holds Specialty Training Board meetings three times per year. The purpose of this group is to bring together specialty leads from postgraduate medical training programmes across the three London local education and training board areas to consider issues of mutual interest in relation to Obstetrics and Gynaecology training, and to foster and share good training practice on a pan London basis.

Curriculum: https://www.rcog.org.uk/en/careers-training/specialty-training-curriculum/

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Exams: https://www.rcog.org.uk/en/courses-exams-events/