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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.


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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.

13 July 2018

Calls for PM to highlight women's healthcare during talks with Trump

Presidents of key organisations supporting the rights of women and girls across the world are today calling on Theresa May to raise the crucial issue of sexual and reproductive health with the US President during their bilateral talks.

10 July 2018

Healthcare leaders call to allow women to take misoprostol at home

Women in England should be allowed to take misoprostol - the second drug used to effect an early medical abortion - just like their peers in Scotland and Wales, argue healthcare leaders, in an editorial published in BMJ Sexual & Reproductive Health today.


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10 July 2018

RCOG statement on appointment of new Health Secretary

The RCOG congratulates the new Health Secretary on his appointment and very much looks forward to working with him on the future of women’s healthcare.


10 July 2018

RCOG statement in response to the announcement by the IMMDS Review on use of surgical mesh

The RCOG awaits further detail around an announcement that there will be a temporary halt around the use of surgical mesh for stress urinary incontinence.


29 June 2018

RCOG/FSRH statement on taking misoprostol at home

In October 2017, the Chief Medical Officer and Health Secretary in Scotland recognised a woman’s home as a safe and acceptable place to take misoprostol, the second drug used to effect an early medical abortion.


15 June 2018

RCOG statement in response to MBRRACE-UK report on perinatal mortality

The stillbirth rate associated with twin pregnancy in the UK has reduced by around 44% over the period 2014 to 2016, according to the latest perinatal mortality report from MBRRACE-UK published today. Rates of neonatal mortality associated with twin pregnancy have reduced by a third.


14 June 2018

RCOG co-launches new digital tool to help prepare women for pregnancy

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, in partnership with Tommy’s, Public Health England and the UCL Institute for Women’s Health, is delighted to announce the launch of a new digital tool, Planning for Pregnancy.


13 June 2018

Obesity and smoking in pregnancy associated with higher risk of PCOS in daughters

Women who smoke and are obese during pregnancy are more likely to have daughters who develop polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) later in life, according to a large study published online in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.


11 June 2018

RCOG statement in response to Williams Review

The RCOG welcomes the publication of the Williams Review which makes a number of recommendations in order to provide clarity for healthcare professionals and improve patient safety.


5 June 2018

Womb transplants offer much hope, but remain an experimental procedure

Successful births following womb transplants are a major advance for women without a functioning uterus, but a group of doctors warn the procedure remains experimental and success of the practice still requires further strictly controlled clinical trials.


29 May 2018

RCOG position on abortion provision in Northern Ireland

Following the outcome of the abortion referendum in the Republic of Ireland, women in Northern Ireland now face among the most restrictive access to abortion in the world. Women are forced to travel for help when faced with an unwanted pregnancy, at a huge personal cost, or use abortion medication purchased online, illegally – and risk up to life imprisonment. The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) believe women in Northern Ireland should be able to access abortion care services within their own country – our position on this matter is outlined below.


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