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Flu vaccination for pregnant women essential this winter, say RCOG and RCM

12 October 2020

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and Royal College of Midwives (RCM) are urging all pregnant women to take up the offer of a free flu vaccination this winter to protect themselves and their baby from complications caused

RCOG & Five X More campaign to tackle racial disparities in maternity care

2 October 2020

To mark the first meeting of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists’ (RCOG) Race Equality Taskforce, the RCOG and Five X More, have today launched ‘five steps for healthcare professionals’, a campaign to help reduce maternal health

NHS urged to avoid redeploying maternity staff ahead of second wave

30 September 2020

Learning the lessons of the first wave of COVID-19 is vital if we are to ensure the safe delivery of maternity services. These are the recommendations from the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists (RCOG) and the Royal College of

RCOG statement to mark International Safe Abortion Day

28 September 2020

On 28 September the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) joins sexual and reproductive health professionals and advocates around the world to mark International Safe Abortion Day.

RCOG statement in response to the decision by the Court of Appeal

25 September 2020

The Court of Appeal has dismissed attempts by anti-choice organisations to restrict access to abortion.

Targeted intervention to reduce tearing in childbirth ‘promising’, studies show

17 September 2020

Two new evaluation papers exploring the impact of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists’ and Royal College of Midwives’ OASI Care Bundle have been published in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and BMJ Open.

RCOG/FSRH respond to latest abortion statistics in England and Wales

10 September 2020

The Department of Health and Social Care has today published new statistics which show the number of abortions between January and June 2020.

RCOG and RCM statement on the reintroduction of visitors in maternity services

9 September 2020

A framework has been developed by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Royal College of Midwives and the Society and College of Radiographers, in partnership with NHS England and NHS Improvement, to support maternity services with

Multi-disciplinary maternity care is key to improving maternal outcomes

20 August 2020

Today two leading Royal Colleges have said its vital that all pregnant women admitted to hospital with COVID-19 have multi-disciplinary maternity care from the start and that the information given to pregnant women must be accessible to all.

RCOG comments on the restructuring of Public Health England

19 August 2020

Commenting on the announcement made on Tuesday 18th August by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care to restructure Public Health England (PHE) into the National Institute for Health Protection, Dr Ranee Thakar, Senior Vice President of

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