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14 March 2019

Confusing fertility advice sparking unnecessary worry among UK women

New data released by RCOG highlights widespread concern UK women are feeling in the face of conflicting fertility information.

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22 February 2019

RCOG/FSRH welcome RCGP vote on decriminalisation of abortion

The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) has voted in favour of the decriminalisation of abortion in the UK today.

31 January 2019

RCOG/FSRH launch abortion care resource for secondary schools

Today the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare and  launch a free educational resource on abortion care to support teachers with relationships and sex education lessons in secondary schools in the UK.


29 January 2019

RCOG response to CQC survey of women’s experiences of maternity care

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has today published survey results outlining the experiences of 17,600 women who gave birth in February last year, as well as the quality of antenatal and postnatal support they received. 

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24 January 2019

Vegetables & fish diet linked to lower risk of high blood pressure in pregnancy

Eating a diet rich in vegetables and fish is associated with a lower risk of a woman developing high blood pressure, and a related condition known as pre-eclampsia, during pregnancy, suggests a large study published in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

14 January 2019

The RCOG receives the Investors in People Silver Standard

The RCOG is delighted to announce that it has been awarded the Investors in People Silver Standard

14 January 2019

Presidential election - call for nominations

Nominations are now open for the election of a new President for the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG).

7 January 2019

RCOG/FSRH joint statement in response to the NHS England Long Term Plan

The NHS Long Term Plan has been announced today to ensure that patients will be supported with world-class care at every stage of their life. The plans are backed by the funding increase of £20.5 billion every year by 2023 to 2024 for the NHS in England.

30 December 2018

RCOG statement in response to new maternity package

The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt Hancock has announced a new NHS maternity package for England. Mothers and new babies will be offered better support through measures that will improve safety, quality and continuity of care.

13 December 2018

RCOG review on antenatal and postnatal analgesia

A new Scientific Impact Paper from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) sets out guidance on the management of pain medication for women during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

12 December 2018

Dr Michael Marsh appointed as Editor-in-Chief of BJOG

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) is pleased to announce Dr Michael Marsh as the Editor-in-Chief of BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

30 November 2018

‘Each Baby Counts: Learn and Support’ receives funding improve maternity care

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the Royal College of Midwives are launching a new programme to enable local maternity teams to roll out national recommendations to improve the care of mothers and babies.

22 November 2018

RCOG publishes clinical guidance on managing obesity

Women who are obese should be supported to lose weight before conception and between pregnancies to ensure the healthiest possible outcome for mother and baby, according to new clinical guidancepublished today by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

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