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RCOG statement on GMC report on the effects of the EWTR on doctors in training

15 February 2013

The General Medical Council (GMC) has published its report The Impact of the Working Time Regulations on Medical Education and Training.


NHS (Amended Duties and Powers) Bill

14 February 2013

Lord David Owen has written to the RCOG about his National Health Service Bill (Amended Duties and Powers) which he presented to the House of Lords on 27 January 2013. The Bill can be found here and the explanatory notes are here.


BJOG release: New study finds that the number of multiple births affected by congenital anomalies has doubled since the 1980s

6 February 2013

The number of congenital anomalies, or birth defects arising from multiple births has almost doubled since the 1980s, suggests a new study published today in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.


RCOG statement on the findings of the final report of the Francis Inquiry

6 February 2013

The final report of the Francis Inquiry into Mid Staffordshire Trust is published today. We must accept that there were issues within the Trust that led to poor clinical and professional standards and these impacted tragically on patient outcomes.


RCOG release: Flight for Every Mother official launch will highlight maternal mortality in sub-Saharan Africa

4 February 2013

A project to highlight maternal mortality in sub-Saharan Africa will be officially launched today at the RCOG. Flight for Every Mother is a journey being undertaken by Dr Sophia Webster to promote safer pregnancy for women.


RCOG statement: New pregnancy guideline on managing physical activity at work

4 February 2013

A new pregnancy guideline on the management of physical activity in the workplace is published today by the Health and Work Development Unit, a partnership between the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) and the Faculty of Occupational Medicine.


Future fertility should always be discussed with women of childbearing age who have gynaecological cancer say experts

4 February 2013

Fertility sparing treatment should always be discussed with women with gynaecological cancer who wish to preserve their childbearing ability, says a new Scientific Impact paper published by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG


RCOG release: Induction of labour in older mothers may reduce risk of stillbirth, say experts

1 February 2013

Induction of labour at an earlier stage of gestation in women of advanced maternal age may reduce the risk of stillbirth and neonatal complications, say experts from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) in a new Scientific


RCOG statement on reconfiguring South London Healthcare NHS Trust

31 January 2013

The Health Secretary today has announced the reconfiguration of South London Healthcare NHS Trust, following the report by the Trust Special Administrator.


Women who experience hyperemesis gravidarum in the second trimester are much more likely to suffer placental complications

30 January 2013

Pregnancies complicated by hyperemesis gravidarum in the second trimester of pregnancy are at a much higher risk of associated placental dysfunction disorders such as placental abruption and small for gestational age babies (SGA), finds a new study


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