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17 September 2021

World Patient Safety Day 2021

The RCOG marks World Patient Safety Day 2021, with the focus this year on ‘Safe Maternal and Newborn care’.


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16 September 2021

Pregnant women eligible for the COVID-19 booster vaccine urged to take up offer

The RCOG is urging all pregnant women eligible for the COVID-19 booster vaccine to take up the offer.

16 September 2021

RCOG responds to latest HSIB report

The RCOG has responded to the latest HSIB report into maternity care during the first wave of the pandemic.

16 September 2021

RCOG/FSRH respond to reports of 30,000 women’s periods affected after COVID-19 vaccine

RCOG and FSRH respond to further reports that the COVID-19 vaccine affects menstruation


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9 September 2021

Structural weaknesses in maternity funding exposed by COVID, say maternity Royal Colleges

More than a decade of under-investment and an over-reliance on committed staff has been brutally exposed by the pandemic, according to the RCOG and Royal College of Midwives (RCM).


9 September 2021

FSRH and RCOG launch Telemedicine Facts campaign

The FSRH and the RCOG have today launched a new campaign to share the facts on telemedicine for early medical abortion.


8 September 2021

RCOG to mark World Patient Safety Day

The RCOG will be marking WHO’s World Patient Safety Day on 17 September 2021.


6 September 2021

RCOG welcomes increase on storage limits for eggs, sperm and embryos

The RCOG welcomes the UK Government's move to increase storage limits for eggs, sperm and embryos to a 10 year renewable period.


1 September 2021

RCOG/ACOG statement on the situation in Afghanistan

The RCOG and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists have released this statement on the unfolding situation in Afghanistan.

23 August 2021

RCOG response to the Mail on Sunday article

The Mail on Sunday published an article about vaginal and caesarean births on Sunday 22 August 2021. The RCOG were approached by the newspaper and provided the following statement.


20 August 2021

RCOG responds to the Scottish Government’s Women’s Health Plan

The Scottish Government has today laid out plans to improve health outcomes and health services for all women and girls in Scotland.


19 August 2021

RCOG responds to new PHE data on COVID-19 vaccine update in pregnant women

New figures released today from PHE show that around 10,000 more pregnant women have had their COVID-19 vaccine in the past month.


12 August 2021

Medical college calls on government to ban virginity testing and hymenoplasty

The RCOG is calling on the Government to introduce a ban on virginity testing and hymenoplasty in the UK.


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