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7 December 2016

Maternal death report highlights heart disease risk for pregnant women

The latest Confidential Enquiry into Maternal Deaths and Morbidity report Saving Lives, Improving Mothers’ care highlights that in 2012-2014, 200 women died during pregnancy or shortly after birth. 

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1 December 2016

RCOG response to GMC annual survey of medical education and training

The General Medical Council’s (GMC) annual survey of medical education and training in the UK has found that increasingly heavy workloads are eroding the time doctors have for training.

30 November 2016

RCOG release: Updated advice on the diagnosis and treatment of women with PMS

The timing of symptoms and degree of impact on daily activity determines a diagnosis of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), state revised guidelines for healthcare professionals published today by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG).

29 November 2016

RCOG release: Scientific papers discuss efficacy of fertility add-on treatments

 Two new scientific opinion papers published today by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) call for more high quality research into the role of natural killer cells in fertility and the effect of endometrial scratching on pregnancy outcomes.

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28 November 2016

RCOG response to NHS England commitment to improve maternal mental health care

NHS England has announced plans to provide more support for pregnant women and new mums suffering mental illness as well as to improve care for the many people with mental health problems attending A&E in crisis.  

16 November 2016

Early diagnosis and specialist care needed for twins who share the same placenta

Updated guidelines for healthcare professionals could help save the lives of unborn babies by ensuring early diagnosis and identification of complications in monochorionic twin pregnancies.

4 November 2016

Revised guideline aims to prevent women dying from ectopic pregnancies

Early diagnosis and appropriate treatment of the different types of ectopic pregnancies is essential in further reducing the number of women who lose their lives from the condition, states a revised guideline published today (4 November) by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and the Association of Early Pregnancy Units (APEU). 

28 October 2016

RCOG statement: NHS England maternity ratings

NHS England has published new ratings on maternity, highlighting where areas are performing really well, but also helping to identify where improvements can be made.

17 October 2016

Health Secretary's announcement on maternity services

Professor Lesley Regan, President of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) said:

“We welcome the Government’s commitment and long-term investment into improving the safety of maternity care."

2 September 2016

RCOG statement: Industrial action proposed by junior doctors

The BMA Council has confirmed that junior doctors in England will take further industrial action from September. There will be a full withdrawal of labour for five days, between the hours of 8am and 5pm from Monday 12 September - Friday 16 September inclusive. Further dates will be confirmed in due course.

1 September 2016

BJOG study looks at pregnancy complications in older women

Women who give birth at a very advanced maternal age (48 years+) are at higher risk of pregnancy complications, however most can be explained by multiple pregnancy or the use of assisted conception, suggests a new study published today (1 September) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (BJOG). 

23 August 2016

RCOG/BMS response to Breast Cancer Now study on HRT use and breast cancer risk

The Breast Cancer Now Generations Study, published today in the British Journal of Cancer, suggests that previous studies may have underestimated the increased risk of breast cancer associated with HRT use.

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