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23 May 2018

International Day to End Obstetric Fistula

Today marks the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula

– an awareness day that aims to raise awareness of the condition. Obstetric fistula occurs due to complications in childbirth and the effects are devastating. Millions of women around the world suffer with the condition which can leave them ostracised, in pain and shamed.

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26 April 2018

RCOG response to NI report on termination for Fatal Fetal Abnormality

The report of an inter-Departmental working group in Northern Ireland on termination of pregnancies in fatal fetal abnormality cases has been published.

25 April 2018

The RCOG backs abortion reform in the Republic of Ireland

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) was established in 1929 as a College for the British Isles and gives equal status to the constituent parts of the UK and the Republic of Ireland. A representative from the Republic of Ireland sits on the RCOG’s Council and the majority of O&G consultants in Ireland are members of the College.

24 April 2018

Valproate not to be prescribed without a pregnancy prevention programme

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has today announced that valproate medicines – used to treat epilepsy and bipolar disorder – must no longer be prescribed to women of child bearing age unless she is on a pregnancy prevention programme (PPP).

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17 April 2018

RCOG statement in response to NHS mesh review

NHS Digital has published a review of patients who have had a urogynaecological procedure for the treatment of prolapse or stress urinary incontinence including those where mesh, or tape or their equivalents have been used.

17 April 2018

RCOG statement in response to Lancet series on pre-conception health

The diet and health of both parents can have profound implications for the growth, development, and long-term health of their children before their conception, according to a series of papers published in The Lancet

6 April 2018

Royal Colleges and Faculty statement on workforce strategy for England

Following Health Education England’s consultation on Facing the Facts, Shaping the Future: A draft health and care workforce strategy for England, leaders from eight Royal Colleges and Faculties have written a joint statement to urge the government and its partners to prioritise four key points whilst developing the new strategy.

21 March 2018

O&G leaders gather for RCOG’s World Congress

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists World Congress 2018 begins today in Singapore, in partnership with the Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society of Singapore. Over 2,800 delegates from 83 countries will come together from 21-24 March for this international event – one of the largest of its kind – for obstetrics and gynaecology professionals. 

18 March 2018

RCM/RCOG joint statement on multidisciplinary working

The RCM and RCOG are committed to speaking with one voice on maternity safety and are united in their goal that every woman should have a good birth, with the best possible experience and outcomes for mother and her baby. They share a vision for a modern maternity team whose common purpose is supporting best practice, mutually respectful relationships, strong leadership and placing the woman’s voice and need at the centre of her care.

15 March 2018

CBT and mindfulness can help manage menopausal symptoms

Women going through menopause may benefit from psychological interventions such as mindfulness, cognitive behavioural and behaviour-based therapies, to help manage their symptoms, finds a review of the available evidence published online in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology today

12 March 2018

New booklet empowers young people to understand normal vulva appearance

A new resource aimed at educating young people on normal female anatomy – specifically vulva appearance – will be launched at the Annual Update in Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology, a joint event by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the British Society for Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology today.

6 March 2018

Part 2 MRCOG Exam Results

Exam candidates have been contacted about a technical error affecting some exam results.

27 February 2018

The RCOG welcomes The Duchess of Cambridge as its Royal Patron

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) is delighted to confirm that Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge has today become its Patron, following an announcement by Kensington Palace. 

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