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RCOG statement on The Royal College of Midwives’ State of Maternity Services 2013 report

11 December 2013

Today The Royal College of Midwives has published its State of Maternity Services 2013 report. The report highlights the latest statistics on NHS maternity services for each part of the UK and provides a snapshot of today’s maternity care. 


RCOG statement on GMC report on undermining

5 December 2013

Today the GMC has published a report National training survey 2013: undermining looking at the 2013 training survey, summarising feedback from doctors in training and explaining what the GMC are doing in response.   


RCOG figures feature in HSJ’s BME Pioneers list 2013

29 November 2013

Previous President of the RCOG and current President of FIGO, Professor Sir Sabaratnam Arulkumaran and Dr Daghni Rajasingam, RCOG Council member, are both in the HSJ’s BME Pioneers list 2013. 


World AIDS Day, Sunday 1 December 2013

29 November 2013

Sunday 1 December marks World AIDS Day 2013 – an international day for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV by raising awareness and showing support for people living with the disease.


RCOG statement: NICE publishes new guidance on smoking cessation in secondary care settings

27 November 2013

PrevToday the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published new guidance Smoking cessation - acute, maternity and mental health services which aims to support smoking cessation, temporary abstinence from smoking and


Flight For Every Mother lands safely in South Africa

26 November 2013

Last week Flight For Every Mother’s Dr Sophia Webster landed in Cape Town, South Africa, after a successful journey, from the UK via 24 African countries, to promote safer pregnancy for women and highlight maternal mortality in the continent. 


RCOG statement on the CMO’s letter to doctors on abortion services

22 November 2013

The Chief Medical Officer (CMO) published a letter today updating doctors on some current issues relating to the provision of termination of pregnancy services. This letter can be found here.


BJOG release: Almost two-thirds of women who attempt a natural delivery after having a c-section are successful, suggests study

20 November 2013

Almost two-thirds of women who attempt a natural delivery after having a caesarean section for their first birth are successful , according to a new study published today in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.


Joint RCOG/BritSPAG release: Issues surrounding women and girls undergoing female genital cosmetic surgery explored

15 November 2013

Little research exists about the clinical effectiveness and risks in female genital cosmetic surgery (FGCS) and it should not normally be carried out on girls under 18 years, states two new papers published today by the Royal College of


Joint support for reduction in multiple births

13 November 2013

The Association of Clinical Embryologists (ACE), the British Fertility Society (BFS), The Multiple Births Foundation (MBF) and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) are aware of the decision by the Human Fertilisation and


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