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12 October 2018

RCOG statement on The Lancet series about caesarean births

The RCOG is committed to helping every woman have a good birth, with the best possible experience, which includes facilitating and supporting women to make informed choices about how they give birth. We are working with other UK organisations to promote vaginal births wherever appropriate and where a caesarean birth is the safest option for mother and baby this should always be recommended.


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9 October 2018

RCOG/BSUG statement on draft NICE guidance on SUI and POP

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has today published draft guidance on the management of stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.

28 September 2018

RCOG/FSRH statement on access to safe and legal abortion care worldwide

Today marks Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion.
The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH) strongly support universal access to safe, legal, high quality and compassionate abortion care for women and girls around the world.

27 September 2018

Early diagnosis key to reducing harm from placental complications

Early diagnosis and specialised care will help to reduce harms associated with complications of the placenta – known as placenta praevia and placenta accreta – and ensure the safest possible outcome for mother and baby, concludes latest guidance from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG).


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26 September 2018

Outcome of the General Meeting held on 21 September

At the General Meeting of the RCOG held at the College on Friday 21 September 2018, all Resolutions to amend the Regulations were passed. A revised version of the Regulations will be published on the website shortly.


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.


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.


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.


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