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Civility Saves Lives

30 March 2021

Certain situations in the workplace can be incredibly stressful and if we add on the negative effect of rudeness and undermining behaviour, then this can have a detrimental impact on the performance of individuals and teams. 


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The COVID-19 pandemic: A year in women’s health

29 March 2021

This year has been an incredibly challenging year for the healthcare sector, and sadly the ripple effect will have been felt by many women across the UK. It's vital that women’s and girls' health rights remain firmly on the agenda. 

OASI2 – Women’s Perspectives

24 March 2021

Dr Posy Bidwell discusses the recently published evaluation of women’s experiences of the OASI Care Bundle and its importance in identifying areas for improvement in maternity care to ensure the best possible outcomes for women.

Reflections on the Each Baby Counts programme

15 March 2021

When the Each Baby Counts (EBC) programme started in October 2014, our ambition was to reduce the number of stillbirths, neonatal deaths and babies born with severe brain injury related to complications during term labour. This was an extremely important undertaking, highlighting how each baby in our report had a significant, life-changing effect on the women, their families, and also maternity staff. It is vital that we learn as much as possible from these births, so we can collectively work on improving maternity care for all.


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Monthly blog from RCOG President

15 March 2021

I hope I am not tempting fate by writing about entering another phase of the pandemic, but it's clear from your messages and the slow return of ‘normal’ work in my own Trust that things are starting to change for the better again...


Monthly blog from RCOG President

12 February 2021

Over the past few weeks, in the usual Chief Medical Officer and National Medical Director briefings that I attend there has been a very definite improvement in the mood because we are seeing a fall in new infections and hospital admissions...


Monthly blog from RCOG President

19 January 2021

We all know that the position we find ourselves in now as healthcare professionals is much worse than that which we experienced during the first wave last year...


Christmas blog from RCOG President

22 December 2020

Communiques such as this at this time of year are often written to address key reflections on the year past and hopes for the year ahead. I feel that this message should be used to ask all of us to remember those around the world who have been affected by events this year.


Monthly blog from RCOG President

15 December 2020

This week marks the one-year anniversary of my inauguration as President as well as the team of Officers – Ranee Thakar, Jo Mountfield, Sue Ward, Tim Draycott and Pat O’Brien. Writing it seems so easy but living the past year for all of us, everywhere, has been like no other.


Monthly blog from RCOG President

13 November 2020

Having spoken to many of you in the past weeks it’s very clear that things are starting to get challenging again and some areas of the UK are pretty much close to shutting down their elective work, if they have not already done so. I totally appreciate that if this is happening in your area it may well be as tough as it was over the Spring.


Monthly blog from RCOG President

6 October 2020

Last week was national inclusion week and the start of Black History Month and it is therefore entirely fitting that on Friday 2 October we had the first meeting of the Race Equality Taskforce. We have appointed the most amazing members to the Taskforce, including two Member and Fellow representatives and three trainees.


Group B Strep Awareness Month 2018

27 July 2018

Group B Strep Awareness Month is celebrated in July every year and takes place to raise awareness of group B Strep, a type of bacteria in the streptococcal family of bacteria. It is very common – up to 2 in 5 people have it in their body.


The RCOG celebrates the NHS's 70th anniversary

5 July 2018

Today marks 70 years since the National Health Service (NHS) was launched in 1948. This anniversary provides a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the many life-enhancing achievements of the NHS. Due to pioneering advances in science, medicine and technology, and the extraordinary efforts of NHS staff, the health of the nation – particularly women – has significantly improved over the past seven decades.


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