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Teamwork in maternity units key to reducing baby deaths and brain injuries

21 June 2017

A detailed analysis of all stillbirths, neonatal deaths and brain injuries that occurred during childbirth in 2015 has identified key clinical actions needed to improve the quality of care and prevent future cases, reveals a summary report from the


BJOG impact factor increases to 5.051

15 June 2017

BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology now has an impact factor of 5.051, ranking it 4th out of 79 journals in the OBGYN category, according to the 2016 Thomson Reuter Journal Citation Report® (JCR). This is a significant


RCOG and FSRH letter on DUP abortion stance

14 June 2017

The President of the Royal College of Obstetricans and Gynaecologists, Professor Lesley Regan, and President of the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare, Dr Asha Kasliwal, have today written to the Prime Minister expressing their deep


RCOG statement on gestational weight gain or loss and adverse outcomes

7 June 2017

In an analysis of more than 1.3 million pregnancies, weight gain during pregnancy greater or less than US guideline recommendations was associated with a higher risk of adverse outcomes for mothers and infants, according to a study 


Local mum will run for mothers globally when she takes on the Edinburgh Marathon

25 May 2017

Fiona Christie was left fighting for life after she lost three times the amount of blood in her body, following a dangerous complication that developed from giving birth to her daughter. The 39-year-old from Edinburgh suffered a major postpartum


RCOG/FSRH publish manifesto for general election 2017

4 May 2017

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH) today publish a joint manifesto for the general election on Thursday 8 June 2017.


RCOG statement on drug treatment for excessive blood loss after childbirth

28 April 2017

A major trial published in The Lancet shows that a cheap and widely available medication can reduce deaths from severe bleeding after childbirth; the leading cause of maternal mortality worldwide. The study of 20,000 women from 21 countries


RCOG response to UK general election

28 April 2017

Ahead of the UK general election on 8 June, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists calls on political parties to support women’s health priorities.


BMS/RCOG statement on the ‘Kirsty Wark: The Menopause and Me’ documentary

18 April 2017

Dr Heather Currie, Chair of the British Menopause Society (BMS), said: "The screening of ‘Kirsty Wark: The Menopause and Me’ is both welcome and timely. It shares information and experiences that women will find useful, but also adds


Women’s right to safe and timely healthcare: RCOG World Congress 2017

6 April 2017

More than 2,300 delegates from 77 countries packed into the Cape Town International Convention Centre for the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) World Congress 2017 (20-22 March). More than 155 internationally renowned experts


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