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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

RCOG policy briefing: Pregnant women planning travel to Zika affected areas

20 January 2016

Further to the RCOG policy briefing: Zika virus in pregnancy, the US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued new advice on travel to countries where Zika virus transmission is ongoing.

BJOG release: Depression of either parent linked to premature birth

20 January 2016

Depression in both expectant mothers and fathers increases the risk of premature birth, finds a study published in BJOG: an International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (BJOG).

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 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.

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