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13 September 2018

FSRH/RCOG statement on buffer zones outside abortion clinics

For several years the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists have pressed the case for buffer zones. Over the last 12 months alone, at least 29 providers have been affected, at both NHS and independent facilities.


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12 September 2018

RCOG/BSUG statement on the restricted use of transvaginal mesh in Scotland

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and The British Society of Urogynaecologyare aware of the Scottish Chief Medical Officer’s announcement of a temporary and immediate halt on the use of transvaginal mesh for stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse while robust safety protocols are established.

6 September 2018

Notice of a General Meeting of the RCOG

There will be a General Meeting of the College at 5pm on 21 September 2018 in the Lecture Theatre, RCOG, Sussex Place, Regent’s Park, London NW1 4RG to consider a number of Resolutions to change the College Regulations.

4 September 2018

RCOG statement in response to the NGA report on twin pregnancy costs

A new report, produced by the RCOG’s National Guideline Alliance, reveals that twin births are almost three times as expensive as singleton births. The findings show that the average cost to the NHS is £13,959 for a twin birth, while a singleton birth costs £4,892.


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31 August 2018

Statement on RCOG invited review into Shrewsbury and Telford maternity services

The RCOG was invited by Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust to assess its maternity and neonatal services. The report included 37 recommendations to drive improvements. Patient safety and the highest possible standards of care are always the RCOG’s number one priority – and the driving force behind the invited review process and this report.


30 August 2018

Benign gynaecological care report shows variations between NHS trusts

The first ever national report by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) into benign gynaecological care shows some variations between NHS trusts across England.


25 August 2018

RCOG & FSRH statement on women in England being able to take misoprostol at home

Today the Government has announced home use of misoprostol, the second drug used to effect an early medical abortion, will be legalised for women in England.


21 August 2018

RCOG statement about Birthrights report on maternal requests for caesareans

A new report reveals that some Trusts across the UK do not have policy or guidance on maternal requests for caesareans.


15 August 2018

FSRH/RCOG statement in response to the Scottish judicial review

Today, the Court of Session in Scotland has announced its decision to uphold the Scottish Government’s agreement to enable women to take misoprostol - the second drug used to effect an early medical abortion – at home.


8 August 2018

RCOG suggests caution over social egg freezing

Egg freezing can benefit women, particularly those who may face infertility for medical reasons, such as chemotherapy treatment for certain cancers. But the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists suggests caution for women who wish to freeze their eggs for social reasons.


27 July 2018

RCOG doctors team up for RideLondon to save babies lives

Two doctors from Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) will jump on their bikes for the almighty Prudential RideLondon to raise money for ‘Each Baby Counts’ – a national quality improvement programme to reduce the number of babies who die or are left severely disabled during labour.


20 July 2018

RCOG statement on new Health Secretary priorities

RCOG statement on the speech by new Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matthew Hancock, on his priorities for the NHS.


17 July 2018

Recommendations made to reduce perinatal deaths and brain injuries in childbirth

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) has today published a report into anaesthetic care, as part of its national quality improvement programme into stillbirths, neonatal deaths and brain injuries that occur during childbirth.


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