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25 November 2015

RCOG response to BMJ study on folic acid supplementation

A BMJ study suggests that the prevalence of neural tube defects in Europe has not declined substantially in the past 20 years. 

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25 November 2015

RCOG response to BMJ study on weekend obstetric care

A study published today in the BMJ suggests that rates of perinatal death and other complications for both mothers and babies are higher at weekends than week days.

20 November 2015

Junior doctors

Dr David Richmond, President of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, said: “The BMA now has a clear mandate to use at the negotiating table. For the sake of our patients and junior doctors we urge both sides to return to the negotiating table, with appropriate mediation, so an agreement can be reached.”

17 November 2015

RCOG release: Dr Vivienne Nathanson to lead RCOG’s ethics committee

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) has appointed Dr Vivienne Nathanson to chair its Ethics Committee. The RCOG’s Ethics Committee considers the ethical aspects and legal implications of issues affecting the practice of obstetrics and gynaecology.

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16 November 2015

Flu vaccination in pregnancy protects both mothers and babies

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) have joined forces to encourage more pregnant women to come forward for the free flu vaccine this winter.

13 November 2015

RCOG response to Health Secretary plan to cut stillbirths and neonatal deaths

The Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has announced a new programme designed to reduce the rate of stillbirths, neonatal and maternal deaths in England by 50% by 2030.

12 November 2015

RCOG and BMS response to NICE guideline on menopause

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) publishes its clinical guideline Menopause: diagnosis and management

10 November 2015

Combined Royal Colleges Medal

The Royal Photographic Society Combined Royal Colleges Medal - call for nominations 2016.

4 November 2015

RCOG policy briefing: Folic acid fortification in bread and flour

An addendum to the RCOG Periconceptional Folic Acid and Food Fortification in the Prevention of Neural Tube Defects (Scientific Impact Paper No. 4) has been published.

2 November 2015

RCOG eLearning resource on reducing undermining and bullying freely available

An eLearning resource designed to help doctors tackle undermining and bullying behaviour in obstetrics and gynaecology units has now been made freely available to all health professionals across the NHS.

30 October 2015

RCOG policy briefing: FGM

Mandatory reporting of FGM will commence on 31 October 2015.

15 October 2015

RCOG release: Weight loss surgery improves female fertility

Weight loss surgery can improve fertility and reproductive outcomes in obese women according to a Scientific Impact Paper (SIP) published today by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG).

2 October 2015

RCOG announcement: New TOG Editor-in-Chief in position

The RCOG is pleased to announce that Mr Mark Roberts has taken up his position as the new Editor-in-Chief of The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist (TOG) from 1 October 2015, succeeding Mr Jason Waugh who has held the post for the last 6 years and been a member of the TOG Editorial Board for the last 11 years.

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