Walking the walkBMJ 2003; 326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7395.939/a (Published 26 April 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:939
- James Owen Drife, professor of obstetrics and gynaecology
Since January each consultant obstetrician in our hospital has been spending a week at a time in the delivery suite. The days of the senior registrar are long gone and now there aren't enough registrars. After years of preaching the need for a consultant based service, I could hardly refuse to join the rota.
I had not done routine labour ward sessions since my lecturer days. For 20 years it had been emergencies only, often at the …