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21 November 2019

RCOG response to study on induction of labour

Inducing labour at 41 weeks in low risk pregnancies is associated with a lower risk of newborn death compared with expectant management (a “wait and see” approach) until 42 weeks, suggests a trial published by The BMJ.


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20 November 2019

RCOG response to Ockenden review leak

A leaked status update on an independent maternity review into cases of serious and potentially serious concern at the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals NHS Trust has been published by The Independent newspaper and subsequently other media outlets.

29 October 2019

New OASI patient information launched

New resources for women affected by obstetric anal sphincter injury, or vaginal tearing during birth, have been developed and published by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists today.

22 October 2019

RCOG/FSRH response to interim guidance on abortion care in Northern Ireland

“Today marks a historic step in a long campaign to secure safe and compassionate abortion care for women in Northern Ireland," said Professor Lesley Regan, President of the RCOG.


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10 October 2019

RCOG updated patient information and consent advice on morcellation

The RCOG has published consent advice and patient information for women offered a myomectomy or hysterectomy using morcellation, to reflect the latest emerging evidence.


25 September 2019

New guidance to improve access to abortion care

Women should be given the choice of a medical or surgical abortion and be able to refer themselves to abortion care services directly, says new clinical guidance published jointly by the RCOG and NICE today.


20 September 2019

RCOG Statement: New team of Officers elected

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists is pleased to announce the next Vice Presidents of the RCOG.


12 September 2019

Royal Colleges response to latest clinical findings from the NMPA

The National Maternity and Perinatal Audit is a major analysis of NHS maternity and neonatal services in Britain. Launched in 2016, it uses data collected by hospitals to evaluate a range of care processes and outcomes, and produces high-quality information about services.


4 September 2019

RCOG appoints first Lay Chair of Trustees

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists has appointed Baroness Tessa Blackstone as the first independent chair of its Trustee board.


30 August 2019

RCOG/BMS response to Lancet study

Joint Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists & British Menopause Society statement in response to the Lancet study on HRT use and breast cancer risk. 


23 August 2019

RCOG, BMS and FSRH position on ongoing HRT shortages

Around a million women in the UK use HRT to relieve the symptoms of the menopause.


16 August 2019

RCOG forms alliance with RCM to launch Tommy’s National Centre

Tommy’s, The Royal College of Midwives and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists have formed an alliance to launch The Tommy’s National Centre for Maternity Improvement which will be established from 1 September 2019.


7 August 2019

RCOG statement in response to Government review of NHS pensions contribution

Today the Department of Health and Social Care has announced it will open a new public consultation proposing full flexibility over the amount senior clinicians put into their pension.


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