Around two thirds of obstetrics and gynaecology junior doctors are expected to leave the profession of move abroad to work should the Government’s new contract be implemented, according to a report from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG).

Obstetrics and gynaecology doctors are the primary medical professionals for dealing with child birth and maternity services.

The report notes that 97% of obstetrics and gynaecology trainee doctors are unhappy with the proposed contract; while only 34% plan to complete their training if it is imposed, with a 34% planning to look abroad for work and a further 21 planning to leave the profession altogether.