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RCOG statement on NSC recommendations on cervical cancer screening

11 December 2012

Women in England and Northern Ireland receive their first invitation for cervical screening at the age of 25. In Scotland and Wales, however, they are currently first invited at the age of 20.


BJOG release: New study finds unique ‘anonymous delivery’ law effective in decreasing rates of neonaticide in Austria

5 December 2012

Rates of reported neonaticide have more than halved following the implementation of a unique ‘anonymous delivery’ law in Austria, finds a new study published today in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.


RCOG statement on The Academy of Medical Royal College’s report on consultant presence

5 December 2012

The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges has published the report Seven Day Consultant Present Care. This report calls for the NHS to ensure that appropriate resources and adequate numbers of consultants are provided to enable consultant-led care,


RCOG statement on the start of revalidation

3 December 2012

Revalidation officially starts today. From now on, all doctors who wish to keep their licence to practise in the UK are required to demonstrate to the GMC, usually every five years, that they are up-to-date and fit to practise, and are complying


RCOG statement on hyperemesis gravidarum during pregnancy

3 December 2012

Today it is announced that the Duchess of Cambridge is expecting a baby. She has been admitted to hospital with acute morning sickness (hyperemesis gravidarum).


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.


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