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18 March 2018

RCM/RCOG joint statement on multidisciplinary working

The RCM and RCOG are committed to speaking with one voice on maternity safety and are united in their goal that every woman should have a good birth, with the best possible experience and outcomes for mother and her baby. They share a vision for a modern maternity team whose common purpose is supporting best practice, mutually respectful relationships, strong leadership and placing the woman’s voice and need at the centre of her care.

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15 March 2018

CBT and mindfulness can help manage menopausal symptoms

Women going through menopause may benefit from psychological interventions such as mindfulness, cognitive behavioural and behaviour-based therapies, to help manage their symptoms, finds a review of the available evidence published online in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology today

12 March 2018

New booklet empowers young people to understand normal vulva appearance

A new resource aimed at educating young people on normal female anatomy – specifically vulva appearance – will be launched at the Annual Update in Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology, a joint event by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the British Society for Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology today.

6 March 2018

Part 2 MRCOG Exam Results

Exam candidates have been contacted about a technical error affecting some exam results.

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27 February 2018

The RCOG welcomes The Duchess of Cambridge as its Royal Patron

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) is delighted to confirm that Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge has today become its Patron, following an announcement by Kensington Palace. 

13 February 2018

RCOG response to BMJ opinion piece on maternity communication

An opinion piece published in The BMJ discusses the importance of language as a way of respecting women's views and ensuring that they are empowered to make decisions around their pregnancy and birth.

6 February 2018

RCOG supports International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM

Today marks the International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM – a day to raise awareness of female genital mutilation (FGM) and to encourage concrete actions against the practice.  

2 February 2018

Full funding of IVF treatment would lower rates of multiple pregnancies say RCOG

Government funding of IVF is the most important factor that could maintain low rates of multiple pregnancies following treatment and reduce associated complications for mothers and babies, as well as costs to the NHS, according to a Scientific Impact Paper published by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists today.

1 February 2018

RCOG responds to the CQC’s maternity survey results

Most women are having a positive experience of maternity care and treatment within the NHS, according to a survey of more than 18,000 people in England.

31 January 2018

RCOG response to new study into folic acid fortification

There are fresh calls for the government to fortify flour with folic acid in the UK to help protect babies from common birth defects after a new study found there is no need for an upper limit of folate intake. 

22 January 2018

FSRH and RCOG issue call for urgent action to increase cervical screening attendance rates

The Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH) and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists are concerned about the reported drop in cervical screening rates for the year 2016-17 in England. Latest figures by NHS Digital for the NHS Cervical Screening Programme 2016-17 show that there has been a decrease in attendance from 75.7% in 2011 to 72% for women aged 25 to 64 as of March 2017. Cervical screening rates are now at their lowest in two decades.

20 December 2017

RCOG statement on the GMC report on medical education and practice in the UK

The General Medical Council has published a new report, ‘The state of medical education and practice 2017’, which analyses data on the medical workforce across the UK. It identifies challenges facing the medical profession and highlights priorities for the UK’s governments and agencies responsible for medical training and workforce planning.

19 December 2017

Major step forward in battle against Group B Strep with launch of new leaflet

The battle against group B Strep (GBS) took a huge leap forward today with the launch of a new patient leaflet which will be provided to all pregnant women for the first time.

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