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RCOG policy briefing: Zika virus in pregnancy

16 December 2015

Public Health England (PHE) has issued a briefing note to healthcare professionals about the increase in Zika virus (ZIKV) in parts of Central and South America, the Caribbean and Pacific Islands because of a potential association between infection


BJOG release: Smoking in pregnancy “affects boys’ fitness in later life”

9 December 2015

Mothers who smoke are putting more than their own health at risk, suggests a study published today in BJOG: an International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (BJOG). Young men whose mothers smoked during pregnancy had lower aerobic fitness


Response to Saving Lives, Improving Mothers’ Care MBRRACE-UK report

8 December 2015

Joint statement from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and the British Maternal and Fetal Medicine Society (BMFMS) in response to Saving Lives, Improving Mothers’ Care MBRRACE-UK report.


UN International Day for the Abolition of Slavery and the Modern Slavery Act

3 December 2015

Wednesday 2 December 2015 is the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery. The Government has produced support materials for healthcare professionals who may come into contact with potential victims of human trafficking.


RCOG policy briefing: UN International Day for the Abolition of Slavery and the Modern Slavery Act

2 December 2015

Wednesday 2 December 2015 is the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery. The Government has produced support materials for healthcare professionals who may come into contact with potential victims of human trafficking.


RCOG policy briefing: Mesh working group interim report

1 December 2015

The interim report from the NHSE has been produced in response to questions about the safety and efficacy of surgery using mesh for stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP). 


RCOG response to BMJ study on weekend obstetric care

25 November 2015

A study published today in the BMJ suggests that rates of perinatal death and other complications for both mothers and babies are higher at weekends than week days.


Junior doctors

20 November 2015

Dr David Richmond, President of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, said: “The BMA now has a clear mandate to use at the negotiating table. For the sake of our patients and junior doctors we urge both sides to return to the


RCOG release: Dr Vivienne Nathanson to lead RCOG’s ethics committee

17 November 2015

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) has appointed Dr Vivienne Nathanson to chair its Ethics Committee. The RCOG’s Ethics Committee considers the ethical aspects and legal implications of issues affecting the practice of


Flu vaccination in pregnancy protects both mothers and babies

16 November 2015

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) have joined forces to encourage more pregnant women to come forward for the free flu vaccine this winter.


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