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NICE quality standard on antibiotics to prevent and treat infections in neonates

19 December 2014

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has issued a new quality standard today which sets out priorities for healthcare professionals on the use of antibiotics to prevent and treat infections in newborn babies.


NICE guidelines on antenatal and postnatal mental health

17 December 2014

This guideline covers the mental healthcare of women who have, or are at risk of, mental health problems in the antenatal period and the postnatal period, from childbirth to the end of the first year. 


BJOG study outlines research needed to improve the care of women with FGM

17 December 2014

A new study conducted by Geneva University Hospitals and the World Health Organization (WHO) published in BJOG: An International Journal in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (BJOG) today reviews the existing evidence and key knowledge gaps in the clinical


New study outlines research priorities to improve the care of women with FGM

17 December 2014

Further evidence on how to improve the care of women living with Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is urgently needed, suggests a new study, published today in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (BJOG). 


Government healthcare spending and maternal mortality rates across the EU

10 December 2014

Reductions in government healthcare spending in the European Union (EU) are associated with increased maternal mortality rates, suggests a new paper published today in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (BJOG). 


MBRRACE-UK report into maternal deaths and morbidity

9 December 2014

Today (9 December) MBRRACE-UK, led by the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit at the University of Oxford, publish their report into maternal mortality and morbidity.


Revised NICE intrapartum care guidelines

3 December 2014

Today NICE publish updated guidance: Intrapartum Care: care of healthy women and their babies during childbirth. 


FIGO President discusses management of PPH at Qatar conference

1 December 2014

Managing postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) using lessons learned from previous Confidential Inquiries into maternal deaths will be discussed by Professor Sir Sabaratnam Arulkumaran, President of FIGO and Professor Emeritus of Obstetrics and Gynaecology,


New web-based toolkit to tackle undermining and bullying behaviour

28 November 2014

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) have joined forces to try and eradicate bullying and undermining behaviour in the workplace through a new web-based toolkit launched today.


RCOG collaborates with Sidra in Qatar to deliver women’s health symposium

27 November 2014

The RCOG has collaborated with Sidra Medical and Research Center in Qatar to deliver a joint meeting on ‘Hot Topics in Obstetrics and Gynaecology’ (http://sidraevents.org/ ) from 30 November 30 to 2 December 2014. 


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