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Changes to workplace-based assessments

1 August 2014

As of 1 August 2014, the way workplace-based assessments (WPBAs) are delivered within the specialty training programme has changed.

4-year national audit shows improved treatment for HMB

30 July 2014

The final report of a four-year national audit published today shows improved treatment for women with heavy menstrual bleeding, with 90% of women rating their care as good, very good or excellent.

Miscarriage Association’s ‘Partners Too’ campaign

21 July 2014

The Miscarriage Association is today launching a public awareness campaign, ‘Partners Too’, to highlight the issue of the partners of women who miscarry and direct those affected to sources of help and information.

TOG release: Low dose aspirin and calcium supplementation for prevention of pre-eclampsia

18 July 2014

Low dose aspirin started before 16 weeks gestation and calcium supplementation after 20 weeks gestation in low-intake populations can prevent the onset of pre-eclampsia in pregnancies at risk of the condition, states a new review published today in

Draft NICE guidelines on antenatal and postnatal maternal health

16 July 2014

NICE is in the process of updating its guideline on the clinical management of antenatal and postnatal mental health.

Mode of delivery following perineal tear and recurrence rate in subsequent pregnancies: BJOG study

9 July 2014

There is an increased risk of severe perineal tearing during childbirth in women who had such a tear in a previous delivery, suggests a new study published today in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (BJOG).

RCOG statement on BJOG study into perineal tearing

9 July 2014

A new study published today in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists examines the mode of delivery and recurrence rate in a pregnancy subsequent to a third or fourth degree perineal tear.

Scottish Confidential Audit of Severe Maternal Morbidity

8 July 2014

The Scottish Confidential Audit of Severe Maternal Morbidity by Healthcare Improvement Scotland looks at data from 2012. The 10th Annual Report also looks back over the last 10 years.

Effects of conflict on women’s reproductive health: TOG review

4 July 2014

Clinicians need to be sensitive and aware of the unique challenges of women’s reproductive health needs in times of conflict, suggests a new review published today in The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist (TOG).

Home Affairs Committee report on FGM

3 July 2014

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) welcomes the report of the Home Affairs Committee Female genital mutilation: the case for a national action plan.

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