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RCOG statement: Lancet study examining the effect of maternal exposure to air pollution on birth weight

15 October 2013

A study published today in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine, examines the effect of maternal exposure to low concentrations of ambient air pollution on birth weight, as ambient air pollution has previously been associated with restricted fetal growth.


RCOG to attend first FIGO Africa Regional Conference in Ethiopia

2 October 2013

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) will be at this year's International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, which starts today.


New team of Honorary Officers start at the RCOG to lead the College over the next three years

27 September 2013

The RCOG is pleased to announce that on 27 September 2013 the new Honorary Officers were officially installed.


RCOG/RCM press announcement: Royal Colleges jointly address issue of undermining and bullying in the workplace

24 September 2013

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) have joined forces to reduce undermining and bullying behaviour in the workplace with a new joint statement published today.


RCOG release: Medical workforce census published

20 September 2013

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) publishes its most recent medical workforce census results today. The census examines data provided by College tutors, who co-ordinate training and education within trusts, at hospital


RCOG release: Audit into HMB finds that majority of women are satisfied with their treatment in secondary care

18 September 2013

The majority of women are satisfied with the care they receive in outpatient clinics for heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB) finds the third annual report of the National HMB Audit, published today. However, the report identified younger women and women


BJOG release: Pregnant women with high/low BMI at higher risk of maternal complications, hospital admissions and increased costs

18 September 2013

Pregnant women with a body mass index (BMI) that is too high or too low are more likely to have maternal complications, require additional hospital care and incur higher medical costs, according to a new study published today in BJOG: An


RCOG statement on Future Hospital Commission report

12 September 2013

The Future Hospital Commission, established by the Royal College of Physicians in March 2012, have published the report Future hospital: caring for medical patients.


BJOG release: Low-risk obese women, who have previously given birth, may have fewer complications than previously thought

11 September 2013

In straightforward low-risk pregnancies, obese women who have previously had at least one baby are less likely to experience obstetric complications during labour and birth than low-risk first-time mothers, suggests a new study published today in


TOG release: Good asthma control during pregnancy is vital says new review

6 September 2013

Good asthma management during pregnancy is vital during pregnancy as poor asthma control can have adverse effects on maternal and fetal outcomes, says a new review published today in The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist (TOG).  


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