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RCOG response to The Lancet: Ending preventable stillbirths series

19 January 2016

The Lancet has published a five-paper series on ending preventable stillbirths. The series reports on the present state of stillbirths, highlights missed opportunities, and identifies actions for accelerated progress to end preventable stillbirths


RCOG response to UKNSC recommendation on NIPT testing for high-risk women

15 January 2016

The UK National Screening Committee has published 11 recommendations including improvements to existing screening programmes. This includes introducing non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) as an additional test to the NHS Fetal Anomaly Screening


RCOG policy briefing: New advice on alcohol consumption levels in pregnancy

13 January 2016

The Chief Medical Officers of all four nations of the UK have published (8 January 2016) new guidelines on alcohol consumption.


RCOG response to Government’s pledge for revolution in mental health treatment

12 January 2016

The Government has announced almost a billion pounds of investment for mental health treatment including £230m for specialist support for mothers during and after pregnancy and the first ever waiting time targets for teenagers with eating disorders.


RCOG response to the Chief Medical Officer Alcohol Guidelines

8 January 2016

The UK Chief Medical Officers’ have proposed new guidelines to limit the health risks associated with the consumption of alcohol.


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.


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