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1 July 2015

RCOG/BSUG statement on the Cochrane review of mid-urethral sling operations

The new Cochrane systematic review ‘Mid-urethral sling operations for stress urinary incontinence in women (Review)’ published today (1 July 2015) has found that mid-urethral slings (tapes) to treat stress urinary incontinence (SUI) have been shown to be effective with low complication rates both immediately and up to five years.


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29 June 2015

The RCOG Signs up to Safety

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) has pledged to improve patient safety as part of the national campaign, Sign up to Safety.

26 June 2015

RCOG release: The early diagnosis and treatment of pelvic girdle pain

Pelvic girdle pain affects one in five pregnant women and can severely affect a woman’s mobility and quality of life. Early diagnosis and treatment should relieve pain and prevent symptoms from worsening, states new Patient Information published today by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG).

22 June 2015

RCOG release: what polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) means for long term health

The long term effects of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) can, for many women, be managed by health and lifestyle changes states new Patient Information published today (22 June) by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG).


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15 June 2015

RCOG statement: Cervical Screening Awareness Week 2015

This week (15-21 June 2015) is Cervical Screening Awareness Week (CSAW), a UK-wide initiative led by Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust. It aims to highlight the importance of cervical screening (smear test) in preventing cervical cancer. 


12 June 2015

RCOG release: Updated guidance on third- and fourth- degree perineal tears

Early identification and appropriate repair of severe perineal tearing is vital in reducing the physical and mental impact of these injuries, according to updated guidelines published today by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG). 


10 June 2015

RCOG statement: MBRRACE-UK Perinatal Mortality Surveillance Report

Today MBRRACE-UK publish the Perinatal Mortality Surveillance Report, examining the number of perinatal deaths in 2013, as a continuation of the national surveillance programme of perinatal mortality established in the early 1990s.


3 June 2015

BJOG release: Moderate exercise helps prevent gestational diabetes

Women who exercise during pregnancy are less likely to have gestational diabetes, and the exercise also helps to reduce maternal weight gain, finds a study published today in BJOG: an International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.


3 June 2015

RCOG statement: New JAMA study on antidepressant use in late pregnancy

A study published today in JAMA, suggests that use of antidepressants late in pregnancy may be associated with a small increased risk of persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN). 


1 June 2015

NICE launch consultation on draft guideline on reducing preterm birth

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has launched a consultation today on the draft guideline on premature birth. 


29 May 2015

Changes to the MRCOG Exam in September 2016

In September 2016 the MRCOG examination will be changing.


29 May 2015

RCOG release: Blood transfusion in obstetrics can be a life-saving procedure

Obstetric conditions associated with the need for blood transfusion must be managed carefully in a multidisciplinary team, states the latest guidance published today by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG). 


22 May 2015

RCOG response to the Kirkup Report

 The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) has produced its formal response to the Kirkup Report. 


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