GP registrars missing out on antenatal shared care

Only 1% of consults involve pregnancy care compared with 2.7% of a GP's workload
Jocelyn Wright
GP shared care

GP registrars could be missing out on vital antenatal experience because they are not caring for enough pregnant women, researchers warn.

An audit of the working days of 1300 GP registrars has revealed they are seeing fewer than half as many women during pregnancy as qualified GPs, prompting concerns about underexposure.