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RCOG/FSRH welcome ‘historic vote’ to reform the abortion law in Northern Ireland

18 July 2019

Today, the UK Parliament has voted to decriminalise abortion in Northern Ireland.


Royal Colleges respond to the latest findings from the NMPA

11 July 2019

The National Maternity and Perinatal Audit (NMPA) is a large evaluation of NHS maternity and neonatal services in Britain.


RCOG welcomes MPs vote in favour of legalising abortion in Northern Ireland

10 July 2019

MPs have backed amendments which require the government to liberalise abortion care in Northern Ireland if devolution is not restored by 21 October 2019.


RCOG condemns use of emotive language to restrict abortion access

1 July 2019

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists has joined a coalition of reproductive health organisations to demand media organisations stop using the phrase “heartbeat bill” in their coverage of attempts in some US states to introduce six


BJOG impact factor registers another increase

27 June 2019

BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology now has an impact factor of 5.193, and is ranked 6th out of 83 obstetrics and gynaecology journals in the Journal Citation Reports rankings. The new impact factor is the highest in BJOG’s


RCOG response to top 10 priorities for future infertility research

25 June 2019

First study of its kind reveals what the public and health professionals want infertility research to focus on next. The findings are being launched today at the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) conference in Vienna.


RCOG provides new guidance for doctors and women on when to give birth if waters break early

18 June 2019

Pregnant women whose waters break early from 24 weeks, but do not go into labour, should be offered the choice to continue with the pregnancy until 37 weeks of gestation — as long as there are no signs of infection or complications, recommend


RCOG World Congress starts in London today

17 June 2019

Today marks the start of RCOG Congress 2019 in London. This exciting event – one of the largest of its kind – will run from Monday 17 - Wednesday 19 June and will be hosted at London’s ExCel arena with almost 4,000 delegates from over 100 countries.


RCOG response to latest abortion statistics in England and Wales

13 June 2019

The Department of Health and Social Care has published statistics today which show the number of abortions carried out in England and Wales is at its highest level.


RCOG response to Government consultation on fortifying flour with folic acid

13 June 2019

The Government is consulting on plans to add folic acid to flour to help prevent birth defects such as spina bifida.


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