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RCOG statement on report commissioned by the MHRA on vaginal tape and mesh implants

22 November 2012

This report by York Health Economics Consortium on behalf of the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Authority (MHRA) presents summaries of the safety/adverse events of vaginal tapes/slings/meshes for stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and


BJOG release: More help is needed to improve smoking cessation services for pregnant women with mental health disorders

21 November 2012

Pregnant women with mental health disorders are facing too many barriers to help them quit smoking during pregnancy despite their willingness to accept support, finds a new study published today in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and


RCOG statement on new research suggesting moderate alcohol consumption during pregnancy has an effect on children’s IQ

15 November 2012

New research, published today in PLOS ONE, claims that moderate levels of alcohol consumption during pregnancy can influence a child’s IQ.


RCOG statement on F1000 Research paper about FGC (5 October 2012)

13 November 2012

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) is aware of the paper ‘Female genital cutting is a harmful practice. Where is the evidence?’ recently published in F1000 Research.


RCOG statement on the announcement about the Maternity Fund

12 November 2012

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) welcomes the Department of Health’s announcement today on an extra £25m set aside for maternity services.


BJOG release: New study finds majority of pregnant women require an average of two months additional sick leave from work

7 November 2012

Three quarters of pregnant women take sick leave from work but employers can help reduce this through flexible work adjustments, suggests a new study published today in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.  


BJOG release: Higher risk of maternal complications and preterm deliveries for women undergoing multiple caesarean sections

31 October 2012

The risk of maternal complications and preterm deliveries is significantly higher for women undergoing their fifth or more caesarean section, finds a new study published today in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.  


RCOG statement on new BJOG research looking at the incidence of women in the UK having multiple caesarean sections

31 October 2012

The study, published today in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, explored the incidence of women having a Multiple Repeat Caesarean Section (MRCS), defined as five or higher, and the outcomes for them and their babies


RCOG statement on the NHSLA report ‘10 Years of Maternity Claims’

26 October 2012

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) welcomes the report on clinical negligence claims published by the NHS Litigation Authority today (26 October 2012).


RCOG statement on revalidation announcement today

19 October 2012

Today the Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, announces that revalidation will start in December this year.


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