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Impact of socioeconomic position and maternal morbidity in Australia

17 September 2014

The risk of severe maternal morbidity amongst women in Australia is increased by lower socioeconomic position, suggests a new study published today (17 September) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.


RCOG statement on BJOG study examining maternity care outcomes and experiences in the UK

17 September 2014

A new study published today (17 September) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (BJOG), examining outcomes and experiences of maternity care, suggests that women from lower socioeconomic groups in the UK report a poorer


Greater focus on socially disadvantaged women is needed to improve maternity care in England

17 September 2014

Women from lower socioeconomic groups in the UK report a poorer experience of care during pregnancy and there needs to be a greater focus on their care, suggests a new study published today (17 September) in BJOG: An International Journal of


New RCOG website launched

15 September 2014

Today, the RCOG launches its new website, with a fresh new design and several new features.


Stillbirth gap between indigenous and non-indigenous women in Australia

3 September 2014

The gap in stillbirth rates between indigenous and non-indigenous women in Queensland, Australia, is closing; however, indigenous women are still at risk of stillbirth due to preventable causes, find researchers in a new study published today in


BJOG release: Is China’s 50% caesarean section delivery rate too high?

20 August 2014

Efforts must be made to decrease China’s increasing caesarean section rate, suggests a new commentary published today in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (BJOG).


New study of breech delivery and neonatal outcomes

12 August 2014

A new study published today in Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, a journal of the Nordic Federation of Societies of Obstetrics and Gynecology, suggests neonatal outcomes in the Netherlands have improved since the publication of the Term


New study examines association between maternal age and emergency delivery

6 August 2014

An increased risk of emergency operative delivery is linked with increasing maternal age, suggests a new study published today in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.


Remembering Foundation Fellows and Members who served in WWI

4 August 2014

Today marks 100 years since the start of the First World War. The RCOG joins in the remembrance of the many lives lost and recognises the role played by many of its Foundation Fellows and Members who served in the war, whether as medical officers


Changes to workplace-based assessments

1 August 2014

As of 1 August 2014, the way workplace-based assessments (WPBAs) are delivered within the specialty training programme has changed.


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