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Early diagnosis and specialist care needed for twins who share the same placenta

16 November 2016

Updated guidelines for healthcare professionals could help save the lives of unborn babies by ensuring early diagnosis and identification of complications in monochorionic twin pregnancies.


Revised guideline aims to prevent women dying from ectopic pregnancies

4 November 2016

Early diagnosis and appropriate treatment of the different types of ectopic pregnancies is essential in further reducing the number of women who lose their lives from the condition, states a revised guideline published today (4 November) by the


RCOG statement: NHS England maternity ratings

28 October 2016

NHS England has published new ratings on maternity, highlighting where areas are performing really well, but also helping to identify where improvements can be made.


Health Secretary's announcement on maternity services

17 October 2016

Professor Lesley Regan, President of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) said: “We welcome the Government’s commitment and long-term investment into improving the safety of maternity care."


RCOG statement: Industrial action proposed by junior doctors

2 September 2016

The BMA Council has confirmed that junior doctors in England will take further industrial action from September. There will be a full withdrawal of labour for five days, between the hours of 8am and 5pm from Monday 12 September - Friday 16 September


BJOG study looks at pregnancy complications in older women

1 September 2016

Women who give birth at a very advanced maternal age (48 years+) are at higher risk of pregnancy complications, however most can be explained by multiple pregnancy or the use of assisted conception, suggests a new study published today (1 September)


RCOG/BMS response to Breast Cancer Now study on HRT use and breast cancer risk

23 August 2016

The Breast Cancer Now Generations Study, published today in the British Journal of Cancer, suggests that previous studies may have underestimated the increased risk of breast cancer associated with HRT use.


BJOG release: Ethnicity can affect fertility treatment outcomes

19 August 2016

The ethnicity of women undergoing fertility treatment such as In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) or Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) can affect live birth rates suggests a new study published today (19 Aug) in BJOG: An International Journal of


Health Committee inquiry into improving suicide prevention in England

17 August 2016

Suicide rates in England have been rising in recent years, reaching 4,882 in 2014. Although suicide disproportionately affects men, with male suicides accounting for 76% of suicides in England in 2014, between 2013 and 2014 there was a 14% increase


GMC guidance for doctors who offer cosmetic interventions

1 August 2016

In April 2016, the General Medical Council (GMC) published their guidance for doctors who carry out cosmetic procedures. This came into force on 1 June 2016.


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