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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.”

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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.

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.

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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.

1 October 2015

RCOG release: Vaginal birth after a C-section ‘as likely to be successful’

Women considering a vaginal birth after a previous caesarean section can be assured that it is a clinically safe choice for the majority of women, according to revised guidelines published today by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG). 

23 September 2015

RCOG statement on new contract proposals for junior doctors

The RCOG is extremely concerned by the Government’s proposals for junior doctor contracts in England.

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