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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


RCOG statement on the NHS Mandate

13 November 2013

The Department of Health has published its NHS Mandate, a mandate from the Government to the NHS Commissioning Board: April 2013 to March 2015. 


RCOG statement on the National Audit Office report on maternity services in England

8 November 2013

The National Audit Office (NAO) today released a report on the state of maternity services in England, looking at changes in maternity care since the implementation of the Department of Health’s Maternity Matters strategy in 2007. 


BJOG release: Fertility treatment outcomes can be significantly influenced by mother’s ethnicity, suggests new study

6 November 2013

Maternal ethnicity is a significant determinant of successful outcomes after fertility treatment, suggests a new study published today in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.  


Intercollegiate Group draws up ground-breaking recommendations for tackling Female Genital Mutilation

4 November 2013

A unique coalition of Royal Colleges, trade unions and Equality Now launches the report Tackling FGM in the UK: Intercollegiate recommendations for identifying, recording and reporting at the House of Commons today. This ground-breaking report and


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