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28 July 2016

UK doctors take on RideLondon to save babies’ lives

Doctors from across the UK will team up next weekend to hit the roads of London to save the lives of hundreds of babies. For the third year running, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) will field a team for the almighty Prudential RideLondon; with 21 members, staff and their family and friends taking part in the 100 and 46 mile events.

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22 July 2016

House of Lords Select Committee call for evidence on NHS sustainability

The present demographic changes within the population of the UK and increase in long-term conditions place additional stress on the NHS. The House of Lords is conducting an inquiry into the long-term sustainability of the NHS over the next 15-20 years. The Committee will be chaired by Lord Naren Patel.

13 July 2016

BJOG release: Short or long birth spacing creates greater preterm birth risk

Women who conceive less than 11 months after giving birth have a higher chance of going into labour or being medically induced before 37 weeks of gestation. In addition, the odds of a premature birth are also increased for those who wait three years to have another baby, suggests a new study published today (13 July) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (BJOG).

12 July 2016

RCOG statement: multivitamin and mineral supplements in pregnancy

Multivitamin and mineral supplements for mums-to-be are unlikely to be needed by most pregnant women, suggests a new study published in the BMJ journal’s Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin. The review claims pregnant women should instead focus on improving their diet and taking folic acid and vitamin D supplements. 

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12 July 2016

RCOG policy briefing: Maternal health project

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (RCPSG), Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG), Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (RCPE) and other partners were involved in a project aimed at preventing maternal morbidity and mortality based on the latest findings of the MBRRACE-UK Confidential Enquiries.

8 July 2016

RCOG statement: New team of Officers elected

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists is pleased to announce that the following individuals have been elected as the next Vice Presidents of the RCOG.

27 June 2016

RCOG statement: Junior doctor contract referendum

Last week, NHS Employers released the final terms and conditions of service for junior doctors in England. The BMA have held over 120 roadshows across England from 6 to 17 June to talk to junior doctors and final or penultimate year medical students about the new contract. Junior doctors now have until 1 July to vote on whether they will accept this contract, with the result expected to be announced on 6 July.

27 June 2016

New study explores the extent of bullying and undermining among O&G consultants

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) has undertaken the first investigation into incidents of bullying and undermining among obstetrics and gynaecology (O&G) consultants in the UK.

22 June 2016

Women suffering with nausea and vomiting and hyperemesis gravidarum in pregnancy ‘need more support’

A woman’s quality of life can be adversely affected by nausea and vomiting in pregnancy and hyperemesis gravidarum and healthcare professionals should address the severity of their symptoms and impact on their mental health, outlines new guidance published today at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists World Congress in Birmingham.

22 June 2016

RCOG release: New measures to prevent maternal deaths

Unwell pregnant women should be 'red flagged' by doctors – experts call for new measures to prevent maternal deaths.

20 June 2016

RCOG release: Pregnant women with epilepsy need ‘specialist care’

While most women with epilepsy give birth safely, healthcare professionals must do more to control the condition in pregnant women, according to new guidance published today at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists World Congress in Birmingham.


17 June 2016

TOG press release: One in three women under 35 ‘missing out’ on cervical screening

National rollout of HPV testing, as well as the introduction of self-testing, could improve uptake and further reduce the incidence of cervical cancer in the UK 

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