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New forced marriage law

16 June 2014

Today, the Government introduces a new law against forced marriage in the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 and publishes its multi-agency guidance on dealing with forced marriage.

Mumsnet Miscarriage Code of Care

16 June 2014

Mumsnet have published their revised Miscarriage Code of Care today along with the findings of their recent survey on NHS miscarriage services.

13 June 2014

New guidance on the responsibilities of doctors to their patients and the recommendation that each patient should have a named clinician and named nurse overseeing their care during their stay in hospital.

Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict

10 June 2014

The Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict will take place at the Excel Centre in London on 10–13 June 2014, organised by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Department for International Development.

Cervical Cancer Awareness Week 2014

9 June 2014

Cervical Screening Awareness Week (8–14 June 2014) is a UK-wide initiative led by Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust. The week aims to highlight the importance of cervical screening (smear test) and how attending a screening invitation can help to prevent

Short intervals between pregnancies result in decreased pregnancy length

4 June 2014

Women who have short intervals between pregnancies of less than 18 months are more likely to see a decrease in the length of subsequent pregnancies, finds a new study published today in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

Intercollegiate report on tackling FGM – progress update

29 May 2014

The Intercollegiate Group on FGM will look back and discuss developments and progress since the publication of Tackling FGM in the UK: Intercollegiate recommendations for identifying, recording and reporting in November 2013

RCOG Council election results 2014

27 May 2014

The results from the 2014 Council elections have now been released.

Headaches in pregnancy and the postnatal period

23 May 2014

Most headaches in pregnancy and the postnatal period are benign, but healthcare professionals must be alert to the rarer and more severe causes of headaches, suggests a new review published today in The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist (TOG)

International Day to End Obstetric Fistula

23 May 2014

The RCOG is supporting the UNFPA International Day to End Obstetric Fistula and has launched the RCOG/Marcus Filshie Fellowship to support fistula services at Kitovu Hospital, Masaka region in Uganda.

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