This is an up-to-date evidence-based textbook for junior obstetricians and gynaecologists. It contains all the material relevant to everyday practice and the new RCOG curriculum. It has been written and edited by inspiring teams that combine juniors, new and established consultants working in a range of settings and many of the UK's top experts in obstetrics and gynaecology. Step-by-step descriptions and pictures of practical procedures help trainees integrate their clinical and drills-and-skills teaching with the theoretical basis of the vital, life-saving and emergency aspects of this specialty. The text covers the basic knowledge, skills and attitudes required before taking advanced modules or training in the subspecialty areas of obstetrics and gynaecology. Full reference is made to grades and levels of evidence, to specialty, and RCOG and NICE guidance. A novel section on professional skills covers a wide range of issues that other textbooks skim over but will add quality to practice: communication skills, breaking bad news, clinical errors and negligence, the Confidential Enquiries, law and ethics and what to do when things go wrong. The book manages to combine both a freshness and enthusiasm for the specialty along with wisdom rooted in reflective clinical practice. The text is laid out with excellent illustrations, diagrams, clinical tips, landmark studies, key references and useful websites, all encouraging understanding and enjoyable learning.