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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


RCOG statement on Brook/FPA report on cuts to sexual health services

30 January 2013

Commissioned by Brook and Family Planning Association (FPA), this new report Unprotected Nation looks at how NHS efficiency savings in contraception and sexual health services could cost the NHS more in the long term.


RCOG statement on new professional standards for cosmetic practice published by the Royal College of Surgeons

29 January 2013

New professional standards for cosmetic practice are published today by the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS).


Annual Specialty Report

24 January 2013

The Annual Specialty Report (ASR) for 2012 is now available to view here. The ASR is a GMC requirement and aims to provide a summary of College activity relating to education and training for the training year 1 August 2011 to 31 July 2012.


BJOG release: New study finds that postpartum haemorrhage during a first pregnancy does not affect future pregnancies

23 January 2013

First pregnancies complicated by postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) have no detrimental effect on future fertility, but women who have caesarean sections at the time of PPH are less likely to conceive again, finds a new study published today in BJOG: An


RCOG statement on the long-term effects on child IQ of epilepsy drug valproate during pregnancy

23 January 2013

The Lancet Neurology has published research today suggesting that taking the anti-epileptic drug valproate during pregnancy affects the IQ of children up to the age of six.


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