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RCOG and RCM respond to UKOSS study of more than 400 pregnant women hospitalised with coronavirus

11 May 2020

A large UK study on the outcomes of 427 pregnant women and their babies during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the UK has been published today.  


RCOG joins roundtable with HRH The Duchess of Cambridge on coronavirus

3 May 2020

RCOG President Dr Edward Morris joined a roundtable discussion with Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge this week, in which the group discussed the challenges and impact that coronavirus is having on new and expectant mothers and their


Contraception should be offered to all women after giving birth, say leading medical organisations

20 April 2020

The Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the Royal College of Midwives have today launched recommendations for women to access contraception in maternity units.


Antenatal care should be standardised to the minimum targets set out in new guidance, say professional bodies

31 March 2020

New standards for NHS Trusts and Boards on how to safely manage antenatal and postnatal care services during the coronavirus pandemic have been published by the Royal College of Midwives and Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.


RCOG/FSRH welcome Government’s decision to reinstate telemedicine for abortion care

30 March 2020

Following last week’s withdrawal of guidance allowing women to take the first course of abortion medication at home after a consultation on the phone, the Department of Health and Social Care has reinstated telemedicine for early medical abortion.


RCOG/FSRH respond to new regulations on abortion care in Northern Ireland

27 March 2020

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare welcomes new regulations on abortion care in Northern Ireland but warns they fall short of ensuring safe care during COVID-19.


Updated advice for pregnant women working in the NHS and other settings during coronavirus outbreak

26 March 2020

 Pregnant women’s choices on whether they work in direct patient-facing roles during the coronavirus pandemic should be respected and supported by their employers, according to updated national guidance from the Royal College of


Updated advice for pregnant healthcare workers and employers during the coronavirus outbreak

21 March 2020

Updated advice for pregnant healthcare workers and employers during coronavirus outbreak has been published by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, the Royal College of Midwives, and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child


Each Baby Counts report recommends new measures to reduce stillbirths, baby deaths and brain injuries

18 March 2020

There are still too many avoidable stillbirths, baby deaths and brain injuries that occur during term labour in the UK, finds the latest report from Each Baby Counts published today. 


Professional bodies’ response to government coronavirus advice for pregnant women to reduce social contact

17 March 2020

Following the new measures outlined by the Prime Minister yesterday, particularly those suggesting that pregnant women reduce social contact, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, the Royal College of Midwives and the Royal College


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