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TOG release: Abnormal maternal serum markers should be seen alongside other adverse pregnancy outcomes, says review

17 October 2012

There are no clear management strategies for women with abnormal serum results, however, patient education could prevent certain pregnancy complications suggests a new review published today in The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist (TOG). 


TOG release: Sonographers, radiologists and gynaecologists need to work together to provide a more efficient ultrasound service

17 October 2012

The question of who should perform ultrasound examinations in gynaecology is explored in a new review published today in The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist (TOG).


bFGM significantly reduces sexual quality of life, suggests new study

10 October 2012

Women who have undergone female genital mutilation (FGM) have a significantly lower sexual quality of life finds a new study published today in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.


RCOG statement in response to Jeremy Hunt’s comments on the abortion time limit

6 October 2012

According to a report in the Times today (‘Jeremy Hunt backs 12 week limit for abortions’, Times, 6 October 2012), the Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, supports the abortion limit to be lowered from 24 to 12 weeks.  


RCOG sponsors Sophia Webster as she prepares to fly across Africa to highlight maternal mortality

5 October 2012

Highlighting maternal mortality in sub-Saharan Africa is the aim behind one doctor’s journey as she prepares to fly across Africa and Europe. Sophia Webster, who is sponsored by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG), will be


RCOG statement on junior doctors in Wales not receiving adequate training

4 October 2012

The Wales Deanery has warned that hospitals in Wales are struggling to provide adequate training for junior doctors, reports the BBC this week (01 October 2012).


RCOG statement on the pertussis vaccine for all pregnant women

28 September 2012

UPDATE 28/09/12: Click here to view the letter from the Deputy NHS Chief Executive to commissioners on the urgent delivery of the vaccination programme. 27/09/12: Click here to view the letter from the CMO on the temporary vaccination programme for


RCOG release: Education and training of specialists to radically change as report calls for a different kind of doctor

20 September 2012

Delivering high quality health care for women will require a different kind of doctor in the future, proposes the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) in a new working party report, Tomorrow's Specialist, published today.


RCOG statement on broadening the definition of domestic violence

19 September 2012

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) welcomes and supports the new definition of domestic violence announced by the Home Office today. From March 2013, the definition will also include controlling patterns of behaviour and


RCOG statement on the annual GMC report on medical practice

18 September 2012

The General Medical Council (GMC) publishes its report The state of medical education and practice in the UK 2012 today.


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