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RCOG release: The growing toll of cardiac disease in pregnancy explored by leading doctor at Congress

24 June 2013

There has been an increase in undiagnosed cases of cardiac disease amongst pregnant women, says a leading expert today at the annual Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) World Congress.


RCOG release: President of the RCOG discusses the ethics of medical performance

24 June 2013

Our biggest ethical challenge in obstetrics and gynaecology is to ensure that our patients receive the best possible care at any time of day or night, says Dr Tony Falconer, President of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG),


RCOG release: Lord Steel to become Honorary Fellow at RCOG World Congress 2013

24 June 2013

Lord David Steel will receive an Honorary Fellowship at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) World Congress today, acknowledging his unique contribution to women’s health.


RCOG statement on the independent report on Morecambe Bay hospitals

19 June 2013

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) welcomes the acknowledgement by the Care Quality Commission today that their internal processes have been weak. Unfortunately, this led to poor local maternity services and avoidable


RCOG publishes its response to the Francis Inquiry recommendations

18 June 2013

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) publishes its Manifesto for Change today in response to the findings and recommendations of the second Francis Inquiry.


BJOG release: Younger mothers and older mothers are at a higher risk of adverse delivery outcomes, suggests new study

12 June 2013

Younger mothers are at a higher risk of preterm birth while older mothers are more likely to have a caesarean section, suggests a new study published today in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.  


New BMS recommendations on HRT

11 June 2013

The British Menopause Society (BMS) and Women’s Health Concern recently published a literature review of the evidence on the use and effects of HRT.   


RCOG statement on cervical screening awareness week, 9 – 15 June 2013

10 June 2013

This week marks Cervical Screening Awareness Week (CSAW), a UK-wide initiative lead by Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust to highlight the importance of cervical screening in the prevention and early detection of cervical cancer.


RCOG statement on new research into facial expressions of fetuses

6 June 2013

The researchers from Durham and Lancaster Universities took 4D scans of 15 healthy fetuses. They found that fetuses develop from making very simple one-dimensional expressions at 24 weeks to complex multi-dimensional expressions by the time the


RCOG release: Mothers-to-be should be aware of unintentional chemical exposures, say experts

5 June 2013

Pregnant women should be made aware of the sources and routes of chemical exposure in order to minimise harm to their unborn child despite current uncertainty surrounding their effects, say experts from the Royal College of Obstetricians and


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