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RCOG press release: Report highlights variation in maternity care across England

23 March 2016

Differences in the care received by women giving birth in hospitals across England are highlighted in a state of the nation report published by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) today.


RCOG statement: NHS England publish Saving Babies’ Lives care bundle

21 March 2016

Today NHS England publish Saving Babies’ Lives, a care bundle for reducing stillbirth. The care bundle is designed to provide further support for NHS maternity services in meeting the Government’s national ambition to halve the rates of stillbirth


RCOG statement: New joint initiative to prevent severe tearing during childbirth

18 March 2016

A collaborative team from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, the Royal College of Midwives, Croydon Health Services NHS Trust and Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust has been selected by the Health Foundation, to be part of its £3.5


RCOG policy briefing: Changes to clinical reference group in complex obstetrics

11 March 2016

NHS England has announced that the Clinical Reference Group (CRG) in Complex Obstetrics within the Women and Children National Programme of Care will now come under collaborative commissioning.   


BJOG release: Domestic violence doubles risk of preterm birth

9 March 2016

Domestic violence by a partner or ex-partner during pregnancy increases the risk of preterm birth, low birth weight and small-for-gestational-age babies, finds a study in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (BJOG).


RCOG statement: New National Maternity and Perinatal Audit to be led by the RCOG

8 March 2016

The RCOG is pleased to announce that it has been awarded funding to lead the new National Maternity and Perinatal Audit. The audit is commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) and will be carried out by the RCOG’s Lindsay


RCOG release: ‘Abnormal bleeding’ strong indication of pre-womb cancer condition

26 February 2016

Women should be aware of the signs and symptoms of endometrial hyperplasia, a condition which may develop into cancer, states new national guidance published today by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and British Society


RCOG response to National Maternity Review

23 February 2016

The NHS England commissioned National Maternity Review is published today with recommendations for how services should change over the next five years. The report sets out a policy framework and key tenets which should be present universally to


RCOG statement: Imposition of junior doctors' contract

12 February 2016

The Secretary of State announced yesterday the imposition of a new contract for junior doctors from August 2016. 


RCOG statement and Q&A: Zika virus infection and pregnancy

3 February 2016

The RCOG are fully aware of the Zika virus outbreak in South and Central America and the Caribbean, which has now been declared a "public health emergency of international concern" by the World Health Organization (WHO).


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