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Joint RCOG/RCM statement on multi-disciplinary working and continuity of carer

13 April 2016

The RCOG President Dr David Richmond is speaking at a maternity care conference today entitled ‘Celebrating Continuity - Rhetoric into Reality, Policy into Practice’.   

RCOG Statement: Escalation of industrial action by junior doctors

11 April 2016

Junior doctors are due to withdraw labour between the hours of 8am and 5pm on Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 April (18 hours in total) as part of their escalating industrial action over the imposition of a new contract. 

RCOG Statement: Response to the new contract for doctors and dentists

5 April 2016

An edited version of the below statement appeared as a Letter to Editor in the Guardian today. 

RCOG statement: RCOG launches new national guideline development centre

1 April 2016

The RCOG is pleased to announce the launch of the National Guideline Alliance, a new guideline development centre commissioned to produce guidelines on behalf of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). 

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

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