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RCOG welcomes Chief Midwife’s campaign encouraging pregnant women to get vaccinated

30 July 2021

England’s chief midwife is encouraging pregnant women to get vaccinated, as new data shows that the overwhelming majority of pregnant woman who are being hospitalised with COVID-19 have not been vaccinated.


FSRH and RCOG respond to ministerial statement on commissioning of abortion services in Northern Ireland

23 July 2021

The FSRH and RCOG welcome the direction set out today by the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Brandon Lewis MP, to make abortion services available in Northern Ireland as soon as possible, but warn interim services will require significant


RCOG and RCM respond to new data from Public Health England on COVID-19 vaccine uptake data in pregnant women

22 July 2021

Health chiefs are encouraging more pregnant women to come forward for their COVID-19 vaccine, as new data from Public Health England show for the first time that 51,724 pregnant women in England have received at least one dose.


COVID unlocking will create ‘perfect storm’ for pregnant women, say maternity Colleges

15 July 2021

The RCOG and RCM are concerned that the combination of restrictions easing from next week, an increasing prevalence of COVID-19 in the community and hesitancy to get vaccinated will lead to a further increase in infections among pregnant women.


RCOG responds to NICE draft guidelines on induced labour

13 July 2021

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published new draft guidelines recommending that women should be offered induced labour earlier than previously advised.


RCOG and FSRH welcome provision of the progestogen-only contraceptive pill in pharmacies

8 July 2021

The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) announced today that progestogen-only contraceptive pills will be available in pharmacies in England. 


Maternity Colleges urge healthcare professionals to provide best care to pregnant and postnatal women with COVID-19

8 July 2021

The RCOG and the RCM are urging healthcare professionals to follow their evidence-based COVID-19 in pregnancy guidance after a new report found pregnant and postnatal women aren’t receiving the best treatment when they have the virus.


Maternity Royal Colleges welcome landmark report into maternity care

6 July 2021

The RCOG and RCM have welcomed the findings and recommendations of a landmark report released today by MPs into maternity safety in England.


£2.45m to improve maternity safety

5 July 2021

The Department of Health and Social Care has announced £2.45 million in funding to improve maternity safety.


RCOG and FSRH urge UK Government to back buffer zone amendment

2 July 2021

The RCOG and FSRH support the cross-party amendment to the Police, Crime, Sentencing & Courts Bill, introduced by Dr Rupa Huq MP, which would create buffer zones around abortion clinics.


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