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RCOG statement on mental health funding pledge in Budget statement

19 March 2015

The RCOG welcomes the announcement by the Chancellor of the Exchequer in the 2015 Budget, pledging an additional £75 million over the next five years to give the right care to more women who experience ill mental health during the perinatal or

RCOG release: The use of ultrasound is examined in scientific opinion paper

16 March 2015

Ultrasound is being increasingly used for non-medical reasons, however, in the first 10 weeks of pregnancy it should be performed only when clinically indicated, advises a new Scientific Impact Paper (SIP) published today by the Royal College of

RCOG statement: Cochrane review on hormone therapy and cardiovascular health

10 March 2015

A Cochrane review published today examines the effects of hormone therapy on the cardiovascular system.

RCOG release: Working together to stop domestic violence against women

6 March 2015

Domestic violence is a major problem in the UK. One in four women in England and Wales have experienced some form of domestic abuse or violence. One in ten women have been raped. Domestic violence accounts for one third of violent crimes and the

RCOG statement: General Medical Council report on undermining and bullying

5 March 2015

Today, the General Medical Council (GMC) has published Building A Supportive Environment: A Review to Tackle Undermining and Bullying in Medical Education and Training, which outlines the findings from a series of undermining and bullying check

RCOG release: New interactive eLearning resource launched to address undermining and bullying in the workplace

5 March 2015

A new practical and interactive eLearning resource on Improving Workplace Behaviour, aimed at raising awareness of undermining and bullying in the workplace and illustrating ways to tackle the problem, is launched today by the Royal College of

RCOG release: Audit into GBS finds variation in practice across obstetric units

5 March 2015

The majority of obstetric units in the UK have written protocols to prevent early-onset Group B Streptococcal disease (EOGBS) in newborn babies, however, there is still variation in practice across units, finds a new audit published today by the

RCOG and RCM statement: Kirkup Report into maternity services at Morecambe Bay

3 March 2015

The Royal College of Midwives and Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists are deeply concerned to read of the failure of maternity services at Morecambe Bay and fully support all of the Kirkup Report’s recommendations.

RCOG release: Timing of clamping the umbilical cord analysed in opinion paper

27 February 2015

For healthy babies born at full term, current evidence supports deferred umbilical cord clamping rather than immediate clamping, says a new up-dated Scientific Impact Paper published today by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (

RCOG statement on the NPEU maternity survey 2014

26 February 2015

Today, the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit (NPEU) at Oxford University has published Safely delivered: A national survey of women’s experiences of maternity care 2014.

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