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Relationship between consultant presence and neonatal and maternal outcomes

20 April 2016

Maternal and neonatal outcomes are not affected by whether or not a senior obstetrician (a consultant) is scheduled to be present on labour wards, finds a study led by the RCOG and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, published in


RCOG response to claims that the NHS favours vaginal delivery on basis of cost

15 April 2016

Following a neonatal death at North Middlesex University Hospital, a coroner has submitted a report to the Department of Health warned that the NHS favours vaginal delivery over Caesarean sections on the basis of cost.


Young people 'missing out' on parenthood

15 April 2016

A survey of 1,000 young people from across the UK reveals worrying gaps in their knowledge of fertility and reproductive health, which experts believe may leave them ill equipped to choose when to have children, prevent unplanned pregnancy or take


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


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