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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. Sadly, deaths are still very high, but we are told by the epidemiologists briefing us that they too will reduce soon, typically following by 2-3 weeks. Our friends at UKOSS, who have been doing such a marvellous job of keeping us informed and keeping ahead of the data so we can warn you of upcoming issues through our guidance, have also seen a reduction in new cases of pregnant women with COVID-19...


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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. Our day-to-day lives are full of change and challenge to a degree that has removed from most of us the sense of routine. Some of us will find this difficult and some will thrive in this environment.

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.


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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.


PMDD Awareness Month 2018

27 April 2018

April marks Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) Awareness Month, a campaign to raise awareness and advocate change for those affected by PMDD, a very severe form of premenstrual syndrome. Laura Murphy, a member of the RCOG’s Women’s Voices Involvement Panel, speaks out about her struggle of living with PMDD.


Gynaecological health should not be taboo

13 March 2018

While we hear so much about gender equality in the UK and worldwide, there are many issues affecting the health of women and girls which still remain “off-limits”. This stigma often causes women to ignore concerns about their health, while the fear of embarrassment can leave them suffering in silence. We must do more to address this and break down taboos surrounding gynaecological health.


Endometriosis Awareness Week 2018

9 March 2018

For Endometriosis Awareness Week (3-11 March), the charity, Endometriosis UK, is asking women what they wish they had been told about the condition. Catherine Nestor, Co-Vice Chair of the RCOG Women’s Network, speaks out about her experience of endometriosis and the importance of healthcare professionals understanding the condition:


International Women’s Day 2018

8 March 2018

International Women’s Day is an opportunity to recognise the achievements of women without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political. It has been celebrated for more than 100 years, and the growing international women’s movement has helped make the commemoration a rallying point to build support for women’s rights and participation in the political and economic arenas.


10 things you should know about endometriosis

7 September 2017

Did you know it takes an average of 7.5 years for a woman to be diagnosed with endometriosis – a gynaecological condition surrounded by taboos, myths and a lack of awareness? New guidelines published today aim to speed up the diagnosis and treatment of women with endometriosis by highlighting symptoms to doctors, such as pelvic pain, painful periods, and infertility.


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