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21 May 2016

RCOG statement: Professor Lesley Regan has been elected President of the RCOG

Professor Lesley Regan is the first female President of the College in 64 years.

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17 May 2016

RCOG statement: MBRRACE-UK report on stillbirths and neonatal deaths

Today, MBRRACE-UK publishes its annual perinatal mortality surveillance report which examines the deaths of babies from 24 weeks of pregnancy. There were 3,252 stillbirths and 1,381 neonatal deaths in 2014, which means almost 6 deaths per 1,000 births. 

12 May 2016

RCOG statement: Lancet study examines global abortion rates

A new Lancet study has shown that abortion rates have declined significantly over the last 25 years in developed countries and are at a historic low. But in developing countries, where many abortions are unsafe, rates have remained level, highlighting the urgent need for better access to modern contraception to reduce unwanted pregnancies and abortions. 

12 May 2016

RCOG statement: Study claims too much folate can increase autism risk

New research from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests there could be an increased risk of autism in children of mother's who have too much folate. 

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12 May 2016

RCOG statement: Lancet study calls for further investment in adolescent health

A new Lancet Commission suggests that adolescent health and wellbeing has been neglected and underinvested with the poorest healthcare coverage of any age group.

10 May 2016

Meet Kate Brian, the newly appointed Women’s Voices Lead

Former television journalist turned women’s health advocate, Kate Brian, has been named as the first Women’s Voices lead.

21 April 2016

Pertussis (whooping cough) vaccination now offered from 20 weeks of pregnancy

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has reviewed new evidence on the optimum time to offer whooping cough vaccination in pregnancy. 

20 April 2016

Relationship between consultant presence and neonatal and maternal outcomes

Maternal and neonatal outcomes are not affected by whether or not a senior obstetrician (a consultant) is scheduled to be present on labour wards, finds a study led by the RCOG and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, published in PLOS Medicine.

15 April 2016

RCOG response to claims that the NHS favours vaginal delivery on basis of cost

Following a neonatal death at North Middlesex University Hospital, a coroner has submitted a report to the Department of Health warned that the NHS favours vaginal delivery over Caesarean sections on the basis of cost.

15 April 2016

Young people 'missing out' on parenthood

A survey of 1,000 young people from across the UK reveals worrying gaps in their knowledge of fertility and reproductive health, which experts believe may leave them ill equipped to choose when to have children, prevent unplanned pregnancy or take steps to safeguard their fertility.

13 April 2016

Joint RCOG/RCM statement on multi-disciplinary working and continuity of carer

The RCOG President Dr David Richmond is speaking at a maternity care conference today entitled ‘Celebrating Continuity - Rhetoric into Reality, Policy into Practice’. 


11 April 2016

RCOG Statement: Escalation of industrial action by junior doctors

Junior doctors are due to withdraw labour between the hours of 8am and 5pm on Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 April (18 hours in total) as part of their escalating industrial action over the imposition of a new contract. 

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