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4 August 2020

RCOG announces sale of its academic journal

The College has today announced the sale of BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology to academic publisher Wiley. A new 10-year affiliation between the RCOG and Wiley ensures an ongoing relationship between the College and the journal.


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24 July 2020

Safety must be the number one priority in maternity care, say leading Royal Colleges

The Royal College of Midwives and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists have reiterated that the safety of women and babies in maternity services must be the number one priority of all care, as they welcome the announcement of the House of Commons Health & Social Care Select Committee inquiry into maternity safety.

22 July 2020

RCOG response to NHS Improvement report on the handling of an invited review of maternity services at Shrewsbury and Telford

NHS Improvement has published an investigation into the handling of an RCOG invited review on maternity services at Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust.

15 July 2020

RCOG launches Race Equality Taskforce

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) has today launched a Race Equality Taskforce to better understand and tackle racial disparities in women’s healthcare and racism within the obstetric and gynaecology workforce.


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8 July 2020

RCOG and BSUG welcome publication of the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review

The Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review, chaired by Baroness Julia Cumberlege, has today published its report "First Do No Harm", focusing on three medical interventions: primodos, sodium valproate and pelvic mesh.


7 July 2020

RCOG to transform the way it delivers exams to doctors worldwide

The RCOG has announced its written exam provision will move from a paper-based to a computer-based format from September 2020.


11 May 2020

RCOG and RCM respond to UKOSS study of more than 400 pregnant women hospitalised with coronavirus

A large UK study on the outcomes of 427 pregnant women and their babies during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the UK has been published today.

 


3 May 2020

RCOG joins roundtable with HRH The Duchess of Cambridge on coronavirus

RCOG President Dr Edward Morris joined a roundtable discussion with Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge this week, in which the group discussed the challenges and impact that coronavirus is having on new and expectant mothers and their families, ahead of Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week (4-10 May).


20 April 2020

Contraception should be offered to all women after giving birth, say leading medical organisations

The Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the Royal College of Midwives have today launched recommendations for women to access contraception in maternity units.


31 March 2020

Antenatal care should be standardised to the minimum targets set out in new guidance, say professional bodies

New standards for NHS Trusts and Boards on how to safely manage antenatal and postnatal care services during the coronavirus pandemic have been published by the Royal College of Midwives and Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.


30 March 2020

RCOG/FSRH welcome Government’s decision to reinstate telemedicine for abortion care

Following last week’s withdrawal of guidance allowing women to take the first course of abortion medication at home after a consultation on the phone, the Department of Health and Social Care has reinstated telemedicine for early medical abortion.


27 March 2020

RCOG/FSRH respond to new regulations on abortion care in Northern Ireland

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare welcomes new regulations on abortion care in Northern Ireland but warns they fall short of ensuring safe care during COVID-19.


26 March 2020

Updated advice for pregnant women working in the NHS and other settings during coronavirus outbreak

 Pregnant women’s choices on whether they work in direct patient-facing roles during the coronavirus pandemic should be respected and supported by their employers, according to updated national guidance from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the Royal College of Midwives.

 


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