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RCOG statement to mark International Safe Abortion Day

28 September 2020

On 28 September the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) joins sexual and reproductive health professionals and advocates around the world to mark International Safe Abortion Day.


RCOG statement in response to the decision by the Court of Appeal

25 September 2020

The Court of Appeal has dismissed attempts by anti-choice organisations to restrict access to abortion.


Targeted intervention to reduce tearing in childbirth ‘promising’, studies show

17 September 2020

Two new evaluation papers exploring the impact of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists’ and Royal College of Midwives’ OASI Care Bundle have been published in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and BMJ Open.


RCOG/FSRH respond to latest abortion statistics in England and Wales

10 September 2020

The Department of Health and Social Care has today published new statistics which show the number of abortions between January and June 2020.


RCOG and RCM statement on the reintroduction of visitors in maternity services

9 September 2020

A framework has been developed by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Royal College of Midwives and the Society and College of Radiographers, in partnership with NHS England and NHS Improvement, to support maternity services with


Multi-disciplinary maternity care is key to improving maternal outcomes

20 August 2020

Today two leading Royal Colleges have said its vital that all pregnant women admitted to hospital with COVID-19 have multi-disciplinary maternity care from the start and that the information given to pregnant women must be accessible to all.


RCOG comments on the restructuring of Public Health England

19 August 2020

Commenting on the announcement made on Tuesday 18th August by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care to restructure Public Health England (PHE) into the National Institute for Health Protection, Dr Ranee Thakar, Senior Vice President of


RCOG announces sale of its academic journal

4 August 2020

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


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

24 July 2020

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


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

22 July 2020

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


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