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RCOG statement: NICE publishes new guidance on smoking cessation in secondary care settings

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Today the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published new guidance Smoking cessation - acute, maternity and mental health services which aims to support smoking cessation, temporary abstinence from smoking and smokefree policies in all secondary care settings.

Joint RCOG/BritSPAG release: Issues surrounding women and girls undergoing female genital cosmetic surgery explored

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Little research exists about the clinical effectiveness and risks in female genital cosmetic surgery (FGCS) and it should not normally be carried out on girls under 18 years, states two new papers published today by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and the British Society for Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology (BritSPAG).

RCOG statement on the NHS Mandate

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The Department of Health has published its NHS Mandate, a mandate from the Government to the NHS Commissioning Board: April 2013 to March 2015.

RCOG statement on Lancet study on primary HPV screening

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A new paper published in the Lancet (03 November) suggests that primary HPV screening provides greater protection against invasive cervical cancer compared to cytology-based screening (smear test).

RCOG statement in response to the Shape of Training final report

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Today the Shape of Training Securing the future of excellent patient care final report is published. Led by Professor David Greenaway, the report looks at ways to ensure doctors are trained to the highest standards and able to meet the changing needs of patients.

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