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19 February 2021

Royal Colleges update national guidance on COVID-19 and pregnancy

The RCOG and the Royal College of Midwives have today released updated national guidance to healthcare professionals about managing COVID-19 infection in pregnancy.


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19 February 2021

New study finds telemedicine for abortion care is safe and more accessible

A new study has been released analysing the latest national data on early medical abortions from before and after the coronavirus pandemic.

5 February 2021

RCOG marks International Day of Zero Tolerance to FGM

RCOG joins with organisations to launch series of animations for International Day of Zero Tolerance to FGM

4 February 2021

RCOG responds to latest HSIB report

RCOG welcomes latest HSIB report which highlights that larger than average babies are at increased risk of nerve damage, brain injury or death when their shoulders get stuck during birth. 

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22 January 2021

Only move maternity staff as last resort, Royal Colleges urge hospital CEOs

The RCOG and RCM are urging hospitals not to redeploy staff away from maternity services except as a last resort to ensure care for women and their babies remains safe. 


19 January 2021

The RCOG and the RCM respond to misinformation around Covid-19 vaccine and fertility

The RCOG and the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) issue joint statement about Covid-19 vaccinations, fertility and pregnancy. 


15 January 2021

RCOG welcomes Vanessa Kingori MBE onto Race Equality Taskforce

The RCOG is extremely pleased to announce British Vogue Publishing Director, Vanessa Kingori MBE, will be joining as a member of the College’s Race Equality Taskforce.


14 January 2021

Latest MBRRACE-UK report published

The RCOG responds to the latest MBRRACE-UK report Saving Lives, Improving Mothers’ Care which examines the care received by women who die during or up to a year after pregnancy in the UK between 2016 and 2018. 



30 December 2020

Updated advice on COVID-19 vaccination in pregnancy and women who are breastfeeding

The Government has today accepted the recommendation from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to authorise Oxford University/AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine for use. The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has also published its latest advice for the priority groups to receive the Oxford University/AstraZeneca and the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccines. This includes updated advice for pregnant and breastfeeding women who meet other criteria for priority vaccination.

17 December 2020

COVID-19 vaccination and pregnancy

Read the RCOG's statement about having the COVID-19 vaccination in pregnancy.

16 December 2020

RCOG responds to revised NHS coronavirus guidelines around pregnancy

RCOG responds to revised coronavirus guidelines released by the NHS allowing pregnant women to have their partner present during scans, labour and birth.

15 December 2020

Safety must be the driving force behind every decision say maternity Royal Colleges

Putting themselves front and centre in the efforts to make the UK the safest and best place to give birth, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) are proposing a bold and ambitious vision for maternity services.

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