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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).


Interim clinical guidelines on Zika virus infection and pregnancy

29 January 2016

The College has worked closely with the RCM, PHE and HPS to produce guidelines on Zika virus in pregnancy for healthcare professionals.


RCOG release: New audit on the prevention of GBS

29 January 2016

Recommendations for improvements in care in the prevention of early-onset Group B Streptococcal disease are identified in the second and final part of an audit by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG).


RCOG statement: Cervical cancer prevention week

26 January 2016

This week (24-30 January) is cervical cancer prevention week (CCPW), a UK-wide initiative led by Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust. It aims to highlight symptoms and causes of cervical cancer and the importance of vaccination and cervical screening (smear


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