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18 February 2020

New RCOG Women’s Voices Lead appointed

Shaista Gohir OBE has been appointed as the next Women’s Voices Lead for the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and will begin her three-year term in June 2020. 


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17 February 2020

The RCOG welcomes the RCM re-location to London Bridge

The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) have announced today they will be relocating later this year to a new headquarters in London Bridge, joining the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare on one site.

7 February 2020

Ongoing shortages of HRT and contraceptives remain unacceptable

For the past year many women in the UK have been unable to access their hormone replacement therapy (HRT) due to ongoing manufacturing and supply issues, causing distress for clinicians, patients and pharmacists.

5 February 2020

Calls for legal framework to focus on safe abortion care in Northern Ireland

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, The Royal College of Midwives and the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare recommend that any future legal framework for abortion care in Northern Ireland must be based on evidence-based best practice.


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31 January 2020

Progesterone could prevent 8,450 miscarriages a year, finds new research

Giving progesterone to women with early pregnancy bleeding and a history of miscarriage could lead to 8,450 more babies being born each year, finds new research published today.


28 January 2020

RCOG response to CQC maternity survey results

Many women have a positive experience of maternity services, but for some care continues to fall short, finds a national survey published by the Care Quality Commission today.


28 January 2020

BJOG study highlights prevalence of PTSD among obstetricians and gynaecologists

The prevalence of work-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among obstetricians and gynaecologists is revealed in a study published by BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology today.


22 January 2020

RCOG advises against the use of fetal home dopplers

The Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) have published updated guidance on the use of fetal home dopplers, a hand-held ultrasound device that uses soundwaves to listen to a fetal heartbeat.


19 December 2019

OASI Care Bundle to be rolled out in more maternity units

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and The Royal College of Midwives are delighted to announce that the OASI Care Bundle Project will be rolled out in 20 new maternity units across England, Wales and Scotland.


13 December 2019

New President and team of Officers for the RCOG

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) has today formally welcomed a new President and five Vice Presidents in a ceremony at the Royal College of Physicians. The new team will lead the College and the profession over the next three years.


9 December 2019

Medical organisations 'extremely concerned' over draft Ohio legislation

The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust, The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, The Association of Early Pregnancy Units and The Miscarriage Association are extremely concerned over House Bill 413, put forward in Ohio’s House of Representatives in the United States.


6 December 2019

RCOG response to PLOS study on caesarean birth and obesity

Researchers in Sweden have published findings today that suggest babies born by caesarean are no more likely to become obese in later life than those born vaginally.


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