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22 February 2017

Maternal Mental Health - Women's Voices report

Women’s experiences highlight urgent need to improve maternal mental healthcare

Women with mental health problems during and after pregnancy reveal the impact of low rates of specialist referral, long waits, as well as lack of consensus over medication and little support for their partners, in a survey published today (22 February) by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and supported by the Maternal Mental Health Alliance (MMHA).

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8 February 2017

RCOG statement: Mexico City Policy

The core purpose of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) is to improve women’s health and the practice of obstetrics and gynaecology worldwide. We are extremely concerned at the reinstatement of the Mexico City Policy, which bans programmes that receive US government funding from offering or providing information about abortions. 

25 January 2017

Nearly one in 10 British women experience painful sex

Nearly one in 10 of British women are experiencing painful sex (dyspareunia), according to a new study published today (25 January) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (BJOG).

16 January 2017

RCM CEO announces retirement

Cathy Warwick the Chief Executive (CEO) of the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) has announced her retirement and will step down from the role at the end of August 2017. 

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11 January 2017

Support for the RCP in calling for a review of NHS funding and resourcing

“The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) supports a call by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) for the Prime Minister to immediately review how the demand on the NHS is met and resourced."

31 December 2016

Prof Mary Ann Lumsden, Senior Vice President, awarded an OBE

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists is delighted that its Senior Vice President, Professor Mary Ann Lumsden, has been awarded an OBE in the New Year's Honours list 2017 for services to Women’s Health.

16 December 2016

Excessive bleeding after childbirth remains a leading cause of maternal deaths

More can be done to prevent excessive bleeding after childbirth, including training for maternity staff and the development of local protocols, state revised clinical guidelines published today by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG). 

9 December 2016

First UK clinical guideline addressing bladder pain syndrome published today

The first UK clinical guideline on the management of bladder pain syndrome (BPS) has been published today, a condition which causes pain and discomfort and can impact a patient’s quality of life.

7 December 2016

Maternal death report highlights heart disease risk for pregnant women

The latest Confidential Enquiry into Maternal Deaths and Morbidity report Saving Lives, Improving Mothers’ care highlights that in 2012-2014, 200 women died during pregnancy or shortly after birth. 

1 December 2016

RCOG response to GMC annual survey of medical education and training

The General Medical Council’s (GMC) annual survey of medical education and training in the UK has found that increasingly heavy workloads are eroding the time doctors have for training.

30 November 2016

RCOG release: Updated advice on the diagnosis and treatment of women with PMS

The timing of symptoms and degree of impact on daily activity determines a diagnosis of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), state revised guidelines for healthcare professionals published today by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG).

29 November 2016

RCOG release: Scientific papers discuss efficacy of fertility add-on treatments

 Two new scientific opinion papers published today by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) call for more high quality research into the role of natural killer cells in fertility and the effect of endometrial scratching on pregnancy outcomes.

28 November 2016

RCOG response to NHS England commitment to improve maternal mental health care

NHS England has announced plans to provide more support for pregnant women and new mums suffering mental illness as well as to improve care for the many people with mental health problems attending A&E in crisis.  

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