This article is corrected by:
- Errata: Erratum Volume 16, Issue 1, 63, Article first published online: 13 January 2014
The British Maternal and Fetal Medicine Society (BMFMS) website endeavors to provide a portal where issues of relevance to obstetricians and other professionals involved in pregnancy care are discussed.
The Society was formed in 1996 and provides opportunities for those working in obstetrics and subspecialties of perinatal medicine across the United Kingdom to meet and discuss clinical and research issues. It also encourages the interface with industry to promote technological advances, establish good quality training programmes and encourage the development of clinical guidelines.
The ‘Meetings/Events’ section of the website is of great value as it informs visitors about the annual conference the Society runs as well as specialist meetings which will be of interest to members.
The ‘Research’ section publishes extensive information and knowledge regarding the research priorities to promote research and audit in the fields of fetal medicine, preterm birth, maternal medicine, intrapartum care and stillbirth.
The BMFMS awards annual research and travel bursaries, which are recognised by the National Institute for Health Research. Information about bursaries and prizes is updated on the ‘Bursaries/Prizes’ section of the website.
The British Society of Urogynaecology (BSUG) is a registered charity designed to set and raise standards in urogynaecology by providing guidelines, training, research, clinical meetings and workforce planning. The website is user friendly with an easy to use sideways sub-menu for each section.
The society aims to encourage the study and management of pelvic floor disorders, urinary/faecal incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. The BSUG Annual Research Meeting gives members the opportunity to present their work on the above areas. Information on this is updated on the ‘BSUG Annual Research’ section of the website.
A unique aspect of the website is that it provides members access to BSUG.Net. This is an online database tool provided by the BSUG committee to gather data relating to urogynaecology for the purposes of providing the BSUG members with statistical reports which aim to raise the standards of care and understanding of this field.
The ‘Guidelines & Information’ section of the website provides a wealth of guidance in the form of access to guidelines and patient information leaflets which clinicians can use in their day to day work.