A new government-funded study looking at the COVID-19 vaccine dose interval for pregnant women has been announced today.
England’s chief midwife is encouraging pregnant women to get vaccinated, as new data shows that the overwhelming majority of pregnant woman who are being hospitalised with COVID-19 have not been vaccinated.
The FSRH and RCOG welcome the direction set out today by the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Brandon Lewis MP, to make abortion services available in Northern Ireland as soon as possible, but warn interim services will require significant support ahead of the set deadline.
Health chiefs are encouraging more pregnant women to come forward for their COVID-19 vaccine, as new data from Public Health England show for the first time that 51,724 pregnant women in England have received at least one dose.
The RCOG and RCM are concerned that the combination of restrictions easing from next week, an increasing prevalence of COVID-19 in the community and hesitancy to get vaccinated will lead to a further increase in infections among pregnant women.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published new draft guidelines recommending that women should be offered induced labour earlier than previously advised.
The RCOG and the RCM are urging healthcare professionals to follow their evidence-based COVID-19 in pregnancy guidance after a new report found pregnant and postnatal women aren’t receiving the best treatment when they have the virus.
The RCOG and RCM have welcomed the findings and recommendations of a landmark report released today by MPs into maternity safety in England.
The Department of Health and Social Care has announced £2.45 million in funding to improve maternity safety.
The RCOG and FSRH support the cross-party amendment to the Police, Crime, Sentencing & Courts Bill, introduced by Dr Rupa Huq MP, which would create buffer zones around abortion clinics.
RCOG and FSRH respond to changes to the National Chlamydia Screening Programme (NCSP).
RCOG and FSRH have released a statement acknowledging the recent shared experiences of women who have received a intrauterine device (IUD) fitting.
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