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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.


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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.

19 November 2020

BBC investigates concerns over private ‘souvenir’ scans

A BBC News Investigation has looked into failures in the diagnosis of serious medical issues during private baby scans.

18 November 2020

New research suggests caffeine raises stillbirth risk in pregnancy

Tommy’s Maternal and Fetal Health Research Centre has released a new study suggesting caffeine raises the risk of stillbirth in pregnancy.


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16 November 2020

RCM survey shows fears for maternity after staff shortages hit morale

A new survey by the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) has found that the safety of maternity services is under serious threat.


12 November 2020

RCOG welcomes audit report on ovarian cancer

The RCOG is welcoming the latest findings on the variation in ovarian cancer treatment across England.


10 November 2020

RCOG responds to study of newborn babies and Covid-19

A new study has found the risk of severe Covid-19 infection for newborn babies is low.


30 October 2020

Postponement of Part 3 MRCOG exam

The College has taken the extremely difficult decision to postpone the November Part 3 MRCOG exams until further notice following recent news and research suggesting that the COVID-19 infection rate is increasing exponentially in many parts of the country.


30 October 2020

RCOG responds to study by Oxford University linking HRT to breast cancer

A new study published by The BMJ suggests new estimates of the risks of breast cancer associated with use of different hormone replacement therapy (HRT) preparations in the UK.

 


29 October 2020

RCOG responds to study that stillbirth risk higher in mothers with high stress

The RCOG has responded to a study by Tommy's Manchester Research Centre that shows women from the most deprived socio-economic group were at almost triple the risk of stillbirth than those at the other end of the scale.


19 October 2020

RCOG responds to APPG report into endometriosis

The All-Party Political Group (APPG) has today published the findings of its inquiry into endometriosis.


12 October 2020

Flu vaccination for pregnant women essential this winter, say RCOG and RCM

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and Royal College of Midwives (RCM) are urging all pregnant women to take up the offer of a free flu vaccination this winter to protect themselves and their baby from complications caused by the flu virus.


2 October 2020

RCOG & Five X More campaign to tackle racial disparities in maternity care

To mark the first meeting of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists’ (RCOG) Race Equality Taskforce, the RCOG and Five X More, have today launched ‘five steps for healthcare professionals’, a campaign to help reduce maternal health disparities in the UK.


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