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23 July 2021

FSRH and RCOG respond to ministerial statement on commissioning of abortion services in Northern Ireland

The FSRH and RCOG welcome the direction set out today by the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Brandon Lewis MP, to make abortion services available in Northern Ireland as soon as possible, but warn interim services will require significant support ahead of the set deadline.

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22 July 2021

RCOG and RCM respond to new data from Public Health England on COVID-19 vaccine uptake data in pregnant women

Health chiefs are encouraging more pregnant women to come forward for their COVID-19 vaccine, as new data from Public Health England show for the first time that 51,724 pregnant women in England have received at least one dose.

15 July 2021

COVID unlocking will create ‘perfect storm’ for pregnant women, say maternity Colleges

The RCOG and RCM are concerned that the combination of restrictions easing from next week, an increasing prevalence of COVID-19 in the community and hesitancy to get vaccinated will lead to a further increase in infections among pregnant women.

13 July 2021

RCOG responds to NICE draft guidelines on induced labour

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published new draft guidelines recommending that women should be offered induced labour earlier than previously advised.

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8 July 2021

RCOG and FSRH welcome provision of the progestogen-only contraceptive pill in pharmacies

The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) announced today that progestogen-only contraceptive pills will be available in pharmacies in England. 

8 July 2021

Maternity Colleges urge healthcare professionals to provide best care to pregnant and postnatal women with COVID-19

The RCOG and the RCM are urging healthcare professionals to follow their evidence-based COVID-19 in pregnancy guidance after a new report found pregnant and postnatal women aren’t receiving the best treatment when they have the virus.

6 July 2021

Maternity Royal Colleges welcome landmark report into maternity care

The RCOG and RCM have welcomed the findings and recommendations of a landmark report released today by MPs into maternity safety in England.

5 July 2021

£2.45m to improve maternity safety

The Department of Health and Social Care has announced £2.45 million in funding to improve maternity safety.

2 July 2021

RCOG and FSRH urge UK Government to back buffer zone amendment

The RCOG and FSRH support the cross-party amendment to the Police, Crime, Sentencing & Courts Bill, introduced by Dr Rupa Huq MP, which would create buffer zones around abortion clinics.

22 June 2021

RCOG/FSRH statement on intrauterine device (IUD) insertions and pain relief

RCOG and FSRH have released a statement acknowledging the recent shared experiences of women who have received a intrauterine device (IUD) fitting.

10 June 2021

The RCOG and FSRH respond to latest abortion statistics

The RCOG and the FSRH respond to the latest 2020 abortion statistics for England and Wales

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