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19 January 2021

The RCOG and the RCM respond to misinformation around Covid-19 vaccine and fertility

The RCOG and the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) issue joint statement about Covid-19 vaccinations, fertility and pregnancy. 


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15 January 2021

RCOG welcomes Vanessa Kingori MBE onto Race Equality Taskforce

The RCOG is extremely pleased to announce British Vogue Publishing Director, Vanessa Kingori MBE, will be joining as a member of the College’s Race Equality Taskforce.


14 January 2021

Latest MBRRACE-UK report published

The RCOG responds to the latest MBRRACE-UK report Saving Lives, Improving Mothers’ Care which examines the care received by women who die during or up to a year after pregnancy in the UK between 2016 and 2018. 



30 December 2020

Updated advice on COVID-19 vaccination in pregnancy and women who are breastfeeding

The Government has today accepted the recommendation from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to authorise Oxford University/AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine for use. The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has also published its latest advice for the priority groups to receive the Oxford University/AstraZeneca and the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccines. This includes updated advice for pregnant and breastfeeding women who meet other criteria for priority vaccination.

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17 December 2020

COVID-19 vaccination and pregnancy

Read the RCOG's statement about having the COVID-19 vaccination in pregnancy.

16 December 2020

RCOG responds to revised NHS coronavirus guidelines around pregnancy

RCOG responds to revised coronavirus guidelines released by the NHS allowing pregnant women to have their partner present during scans, labour and birth.

15 December 2020

Safety must be the driving force behind every decision say maternity Royal Colleges

Putting themselves front and centre in the efforts to make the UK the safest and best place to give birth, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) are proposing a bold and ambitious vision for maternity services.

7 December 2020

RCOG responds to latest ONS stillbirth data

The RCOG responds to the latest stillbirth statistics released by Office of National Statistics.



3 December 2020

Bristol obstetrician first female to be awarded prestigious science medal

Professor Jane Norman is the first woman to be awarded the RCOG's prestigious Eardley Holland Gold Medal.


2 December 2020

Advice for health professionals providing pregnancy screening tests published

Leading Colleges have released advice for healthcare professionals to ensure they provide screening results to pregnant women and their partners in an unbiased and non-directive way.

26 November 2020

RCOG receives funding for project into COVID-19 and maternal health

The Health Foundation has awarded a grant for a project looking at whether changes to maternity care during the COVID-19 pandemic have affected existing inequalities.

25 November 2020

Leading Colleges launch joint campaign to tackle domestic violence in pandemic

Leading Colleges including RCOG have launched a campaign aimed at encouraging healthcare professionals to work collaboratively and tackle domestic violence towards women and girls.

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