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19 October 2020

RCOG responds to APPG report into endometriosis

The All-Party Political Group (APPG) has today published the findings of its inquiry into endometriosis.


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12 October 2020

Flu vaccination for pregnant women essential this winter, say RCOG and RCM

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and Royal College of Midwives (RCM) are urging all pregnant women to take up the offer of a free flu vaccination this winter to protect themselves and their baby from complications caused by the flu virus.

2 October 2020

RCOG & Five X More campaign to tackle racial disparities in maternity care

To mark the first meeting of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists’ (RCOG) Race Equality Taskforce, the RCOG and Five X More, have today launched ‘five steps for healthcare professionals’, a campaign to help reduce maternal health disparities in the UK.

30 September 2020

NHS urged to avoid redeploying maternity staff ahead of second wave

Learning the lessons of the first wave of COVID-19 is vital if we are to ensure the safe delivery of maternity services. These are the recommendations from the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists (RCOG) and the Royal College of Midwives (RCM), who between them represent the majority of maternity staff, as services begin to prepare for a second wave.


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28 September 2020

RCOG statement to mark International Safe Abortion Day

On 28 September the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) joins sexual and reproductive health professionals and advocates around the world to mark International Safe Abortion Day.


17 September 2020

Targeted intervention to reduce tearing in childbirth ‘promising’, studies show

Two new evaluation papers exploring the impact of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists’ and Royal College of Midwives’ OASI Care Bundle have been published in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and BMJ Open.


10 September 2020

RCOG/FSRH respond to latest abortion statistics in England and Wales

The Department of Health and Social Care has today published new statistics which show the number of abortions between January and June 2020.


9 September 2020

RCOG and RCM statement on the reintroduction of visitors in maternity services

A framework has been developed by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Royal College of Midwives and the Society and College of Radiographers, in partnership with NHS England and NHS Improvement, to support maternity services with the local reintroduction of hospital visitors and individuals accompanying women to appointments.


20 August 2020

Multi-disciplinary maternity care is key to improving maternal outcomes

Today two leading Royal Colleges have said its vital that all pregnant women admitted to hospital with COVID-19 have multi-disciplinary maternity care from the start and that the information given to pregnant women must be accessible to all. Responding to a new report from the MBRRACE-UK Confidential Enquiry into Maternal Deaths, the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) said that clarity is key when providing specific advice to women with COVID-19 during pregnancy and after birth. They also stated the need for special attention to be paid to those at higher risk, including Black, Asian and minority ethnic women, including providing access to an interpreter where needed.


19 August 2020

RCOG comments on the restructuring of Public Health England

Commenting on the announcement made on Tuesday 18th August by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care to restructure Public Health England (PHE) into the National Institute for Health Protection, Dr Ranee Thakar, Senior Vice President of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, said:


4 August 2020

RCOG announces sale of its academic journal

The College has today announced the sale of BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology to academic publisher Wiley. A new 10-year affiliation between the RCOG and Wiley ensures an ongoing relationship between the College and the journal.


24 July 2020

Safety must be the number one priority in maternity care, say leading Royal Colleges

The Royal College of Midwives and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists have reiterated that the safety of women and babies in maternity services must be the number one priority of all care, as they welcome the announcement of the House of Commons Health & Social Care Select Committee inquiry into maternity safety.


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