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22 January 2020

RCOG advises against the use of fetal home dopplers

The Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) have published updated guidance on the use of fetal home dopplers, a hand-held ultrasound device that uses soundwaves to listen to a fetal heartbeat.


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28 December 2019

RCOG past President Professor Lesley Regan recognised in New Year’s Honours List

Professor Lesley Regan has been awarded a damehood in today’s New Year’s Honours List.

19 December 2019

OASI Care Bundle to be rolled out in more maternity units

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and The Royal College of Midwives are delighted to announce that the OASI Care Bundle Project will be rolled out in 20 new maternity units across England, Wales and Scotland.

13 December 2019

New President and team of Officers for the RCOG

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) has today formally welcomed a new President and five Vice Presidents in a ceremony at the Royal College of Physicians. The new team will lead the College and the profession over the next three years.


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9 December 2019

Medical organisations 'extremely concerned' over draft Ohio legislation

The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust, The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, The Association of Early Pregnancy Units and The Miscarriage Association are extremely concerned over House Bill 413, put forward in Ohio’s House of Representatives in the United States.


6 December 2019

RCOG response to PLOS study on caesarean birth and obesity

Researchers in Sweden have published findings today that suggest babies born by caesarean are no more likely to become obese in later life than those born vaginally.


3 December 2019

Cervical Screening in Ireland - RCOG Independent Expert Panel Review published

Review found missed opportunities to prevent or diagnose cancer earlier in some women but overall the Irish cervical screening programme is performing effectively, according to the final report published today.


2 December 2019

RCOG launches 'Better for Women' report

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologistsis calling for better joined up services, as part of its “Better for Women” report, published today. It emphasises the need for national strategies to meet the needs of girls and women across their life course – from adolescence, to the middle years and later life.


27 November 2019

RCOG and FSRH urge a ‘new and bold approach’ to women’s healthcare in their manifesto ahead of the General Election 2019

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare have today published a joint manifesto ahead of the general election on Thursday 12 December.


26 November 2019

One third of UK doctors may suffer from workplace ’burnout’

One in three obstetricians and gynaecologists may suffer from workplace burnout, which could affect their wellbeing and how they treat patients, finds new research by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and Imperial College London published today.


21 November 2019

RCOG response to BMJ 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.


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 information resource on obstetric anal sphincter injury

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.


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