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11 August 2017

RCOG statement on the NMPA report

Commenting in response to the National Maternity and Perinatal Audit (NMPA) Organisational Report 2017, Professor Lesley Regan, President of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG), said:


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10 August 2017

National audit describes how maternity and neonatal care is provided

A new report finds large increase in midwife-led units co-located with obstetric units, increasing birthplace choice for pregnant women - but also describesvariation in availability of staff, facilities and services

25 July 2017

RCOG Vice President takes on RideLondon to raise funds for Each Baby Counts

On 30 July, Edward Morris, Vice President of Clinical Quality at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG), will jump on his bike to race the Prudential RideLondon and help raise funds for Each Baby Counts – a national clinical improvement programme that aims to reduce the number of babies who die or are left severely disabled as a result of incidents during labour. 

25 July 2017

RCOG and BSUG response to NHS Mesh report

NHS England has today published a new report setting out progress to improve information about treatment options and support for women with stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. 


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24 July 2017

‘Eating for two’ pregnancy myth still risks harming mothers and their babies

Information for women about how much they should eat during pregnancy is still not reaching many families, potentially putting the health of pregnant women and their unborn babies at risk. 


18 July 2017

RCOG statement on the Tobacco Control Plan

The Government has released its Tobacco Control Plan which outlines plans to halve smoking in pregnancy by 2022, from 10.7% to 6% or under. 


13 July 2017

RCOG/FSRH statement on local councils’ planned cuts to public health

The Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH) and Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) are deeply concerned by the findings from an analysis carried out by the King’s Fund regarding local councils’ forecast expenditure on public health in 2017/18 in England. The analysis shows that the Government’s cuts to the public health budget have forced councils to reduce spending on key public health services, including access to contraception. The King’s Fund highlights that sexual and reproductive health services face the biggest loss in funding when it comes to changes in spending compared to last year, with a 5% cut that amounts to £30 million.


12 July 2017

RCOG celebrates successes in its Annual Review 2016/17

We are delighted to share the Annual Review 2016/17, which highlights the RCOG’s many key achievements and successes over the past year.


11 July 2017

RCOG calls for high quality family planning for all women and girls

Member organisations of the UK Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) Network and Action for Global health (AfGH) UK network, including the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG), released a joint statement ahead of the Family Planning Summit 2017.


3 July 2017

RCOG/BritSPAG statement on the BBC report of under 18s seeking labiaplasty

Statements in response to a report by the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire Show on the increasing number of young women and girls seeking labiaplasty. In 2015-16, more than 200 girls under 18 had labiaplasty on the NHS. More than 150 of the girls were under 15.


28 June 2017

RCOG supports removal of NHS-funded abortion ban for Northern Irish women

Today, over 40 cross-party policymakers have signed a letter supported by sexual health charity FPA, BPAS, the Royal College of Midwives, and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, calling on the Secretary of State for Health to remove the ban on NHS-funded abortion for women travelling from Northern Ireland.


28 June 2017

RCOG statement on fall in the UK stillbirth rate

The MBRRACE-UK report focuses on rates of stillbirth and neonatal death across the UK for babies born at 24 weeks of gestation or more. Published last week (21 June), the latest study showed that the stillbirth rate in the UK has reduced by almost 8% between 2013-2015. Over the same period, the neonatal death rate has remained fairly static with a short fall. 


21 June 2017

Teamwork in maternity units key to reducing baby deaths and brain injuries

A detailed analysis of all stillbirths, neonatal deaths and brain injuries that occurred during childbirth in 2015 has identified key clinical actions needed to improve the quality of care and prevent future cases, reveals a summary report from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists’ (RCOG) Each Baby Counts initiative.


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