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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.

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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.

14 November 2018

Women’s Health Taskforce for England is Launched

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has today (November 14) launched a Women’s Health Taskforce for England.

13 November 2018

Latest Each Baby Counts report published

The latest report from the RCOG’s Each Baby Counts clinical initiative shows there was a 14% increase in the number completed local investigations into stillbirths, neonatal deaths and severe brain injuries that occurred from incidents during term labour in 2016 across the UK, when compared to 2015.

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29 October 2018

RCOG statement in response to IVF rationing in England

Campaign group, Fertility Fairness, has today released new figures which show England’s clinical commission groups (CCGs) are rationing access to NHS fertility services by setting their own access criteria.

23 October 2018

RCOG/FSRH response to consultation on fortifying flour with folic acid

The Government will consult on fortifying flour with folic acid to prevent birth defects, Public Health Minister Steve Brine has announced today.

23 October 2018

RCOG/FSRH joint statement on Diana Johnson MP's Abortion Bill 2018

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH) welcome Diana Johnson MP’s Ten Minute Rule Bill on the decriminalisation of abortion, which will be introduced in Parliament today.  

23 October 2018

New Chief Executive for the RCOG

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists is set to welcome a new Chief Executive.

12 October 2018

RCOG statement on The Lancet series about caesarean births

The RCOG is committed to helping every woman have a good birth, with the best possible experience, which includes facilitating and supporting women to make informed choices about how they give birth. We are working with other UK organisations to promote vaginal births wherever appropriate and where a caesarean birth is the safest option for mother and baby this should always be recommended.

9 October 2018

RCOG/BSUG statement on draft NICE guidance on SUI and POP

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has today published draft guidance on the management of stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.

28 September 2018

RCOG/FSRH statement on access to safe and legal abortion care worldwide

Today marks Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion.
The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH) strongly support universal access to safe, legal, high quality and compassionate abortion care for women and girls around the world.

27 September 2018

Early diagnosis key to reducing harm from placental complications

Early diagnosis and specialised care will help to reduce harms associated with complications of the placenta – known as placenta praevia and placenta accreta – and ensure the safest possible outcome for mother and baby, concludes latest guidance from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG).

26 September 2018

Outcome of the General Meeting held on 21 September

At the General Meeting of the RCOG held at the College on Friday 21 September 2018, all Resolutions to amend the Regulations were passed. A revised version of the Regulations will be published on the website shortly.

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