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RCOG launches a new quality improvement initiative to reduce avoidable harm in labour

23 October 2014

Today the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) launches Each Baby Counts, a new five-year project which aims to reduce by 50% the number of stillbirths, early neonatal deaths and brain injuries occurring in the UK as a result of

BJOG release: Call for new technologies to protect women globally against unintended pregnancy, HIV and STIs

22 October 2014

The global health community is calling for increased investment in the development of new technologies for women to protect against unintended pregnancy, HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, suggests a new commentary published today in

RCOG announcement: Ebola information

20 October 2014

Public Health England has produced information for healthcare professionals on Ebola and pregnancy.  

Joint RCOG/BASHH release: Managing genital herpes in pregnancy – new information published

17 October 2014

Looking after women with genital herpes in pregnancy is explored in new guidelines and patient information published jointly today by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV

RCOG statement: Keeping healthy on World Menopause Day

17 October 2014

Tomorrow (10 October 2014) is World Menopause Day and the International Menopause Society (IMS), supported by the British Menopause Society (BMS), has published a White Paper in Climacteric on preventing diseases after the menopause.

RCOG announcement: GMC sanctions guidance

16 October 2014

The General Medical Council are consulting on the extension of their regulatory powers.  The RCOG will be making a submission.

BJOG release: New study identifies risk factors for sexual assault, including age and alcohol consumption

15 October 2014

Risk factors for sexual assault, including young age and alcohol consumption, must be addressed when considering preventative strategies, suggests a new study, published today in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (BJOG).

RCOG release: New framework recognises importance of educators in delivering high-quality teaching and patient care

10 October 2014

Educators within obstetrics and gynaecology are to be formally recognised and supported with the launch of a new framework today by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG), which will help ensure the delivery of high-quality

RCOG release: Patient safety needs to be at the centre of professional development for all specialists, says new RCOG report

8 October 2014

The ethos of patient safety should be ingrained into the professional development of every doctor throughout their careers, placing the patient at the centre of their care, states a new working party report published today by the Royal College of

RCOG announcement: Seasonal influenza immunisation programme (Autumn 2014)

6 October 2014

The RCOG in line with current guidance issued by Public Health England, NHS England and the Department of Health; recommends that all pregnant women have the flu vaccine when offered by their midwives. 

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