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Press release: Each Baby Counts launches first annual report

9 June 2016

More robust and comprehensive local reviews are urgently needed to ensure lessons can be learnt and improvements made.

RCOG statement: Professor Lesley Regan has been elected President of the RCOG

21 May 2016

Professor Lesley Regan is the first female President of the College in 64 years.

RCOG statement: MBRRACE-UK report on stillbirths and neonatal deaths

17 May 2016

Today, MBRRACE-UK publishes its annual perinatal mortality surveillance report which examines the deaths of babies from 24 weeks of pregnancy. There were 3,252 stillbirths and 1,381 neonatal deaths in 2014, which means almost 6 deaths per 1,000

RCOG statement: Lancet study examines global abortion rates

12 May 2016

A new Lancet study has shown that abortion rates have declined significantly over the last 25 years in developed countries and are at a historic low. But in developing countries, where many abortions are unsafe, rates have remained level,

RCOG statement: Study claims too much folate can increase autism risk

12 May 2016

New research from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests there could be an increased risk of autism in children of mother's who have too much folate. 

RCOG statement: Lancet study calls for further investment in adolescent health

12 May 2016

A new Lancet Commission suggests that adolescent health and wellbeing has been neglected and underinvested with the poorest healthcare coverage of any age group.

Meet Kate Brian, the newly appointed Women’s Voices Lead

10 May 2016

Former television journalist turned women’s health advocate, Kate Brian, has been named as the first Women’s Voices lead.

Pertussis (whooping cough) vaccination now offered from 20 weeks of pregnancy

21 April 2016

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has reviewed new evidence on the optimum time to offer whooping cough vaccination in pregnancy. 

Relationship between consultant presence and neonatal and maternal outcomes

20 April 2016

Maternal and neonatal outcomes are not affected by whether or not a senior obstetrician (a consultant) is scheduled to be present on labour wards, finds a study led by the RCOG and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, published in

RCOG response to claims that the NHS favours vaginal delivery on basis of cost

15 April 2016

Following a neonatal death at North Middlesex University Hospital, a coroner has submitted a report to the Department of Health warned that the NHS favours vaginal delivery over Caesarean sections on the basis of cost.

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