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31 March 2020

Antenatal care should be standardised to the minimum targets set out in new guidance, say professional bodies

New standards for NHS Trusts and Boards on how to safely manage antenatal and postnatal care services during the coronavirus pandemic have been published by the Royal College of Midwives and Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.


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30 March 2020

RCOG/FSRH welcome Government’s decision to reinstate telemedicine for abortion care

Following last week’s withdrawal of guidance allowing women to take the first course of abortion medication at home after a consultation on the phone, the Department of Health and Social Care has reinstated telemedicine for early medical abortion.

27 March 2020

RCOG/FSRH respond to new regulations on abortion care in Northern Ireland

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare welcomes new regulations on abortion care in Northern Ireland but warns they fall short of ensuring safe care during COVID-19.

26 March 2020

Updated advice for pregnant women working in the NHS and other settings during coronavirus outbreak

 Pregnant women’s choices on whether they work in direct patient-facing roles during the coronavirus pandemic should be respected and supported by their employers, according to updated national guidance from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the Royal College of Midwives.

 


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21 March 2020

Updated advice for pregnant healthcare workers and employers during the coronavirus outbreak

Updated advice for pregnant healthcare workers and employers during coronavirus outbreak has been published by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, the Royal College of Midwives, and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, with input from the Royal College of Anaesthetists and the Obstetric Anaesthetists’ Association.


18 March 2020

Each Baby Counts report recommends new measures to reduce stillbirths, baby deaths and brain injuries

There are still too many avoidable stillbirths, baby deaths and brain injuries that occur during term labour in the UK, finds the latest report from Each Baby Counts published today. 


17 March 2020

Professional bodies’ response to government coronavirus advice for pregnant women to reduce social contact

Following the new measures outlined by the Prime Minister yesterday, particularly those suggesting that pregnant women reduce social contact, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, the Royal College of Midwives and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health are working to reassure pregnant women and those who care for them. 


9 March 2020

National guidance on managing coronavirus infection in pregnancy published

Guidance for healthcare professionals on managing coronavirus (COVID-19) infection in pregnancy has been published today by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Royal College of Midwives and Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, with input from the Royal College of Anaesthetists, Public Health England and Health Protection Scotland.


6 March 2020

RCOG calls for government action to tackle racial inequalities in women’s healthcare

To mark International Women’s Day 2020, the RCOG has released a policy statement summarising current information around the racial inequalities that persist in women’s healthcare in the UK.


27 February 2020

UK law on storage limit for egg freezing is too restrictive, say RCOG and BFS

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and The British Fertility Society (BFS) are calling for the current legislation on the ten-year time limit on the storage of frozen eggs for non-medical reasons to be extended to enable women more choice through their reproductive years.


18 February 2020

New RCOG Women’s Voices Lead appointed

Shaista Gohir OBE has been appointed as the next Women’s Voices Lead for the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and will begin her three-year term in June 2020. 


17 February 2020

The RCOG welcomes the RCM re-location to London Bridge

The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) have announced today they will be relocating later this year to a new headquarters in London Bridge, joining the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare on one site.


7 February 2020

Ongoing shortages of HRT and contraceptives remain unacceptable

For the past year many women in the UK have been unable to access their hormone replacement therapy (HRT) due to ongoing manufacturing and supply issues, causing distress for clinicians, patients and pharmacists.


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