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RCOG statement on new Sands report calling for more action to reduce stillbirth rates

18 January 2012

Today Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity, publish a new report entitled ‘Preventing Babies’ Deaths: what needs to be done’.


RCOG statement on Induced abortion and Mental Health review

19 December 2011

A systematic review looking at induced abortion and mental health has been published today. It was developed for the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges by the National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health and funded by the Department of Health.


RCOG statement on caffeine consumption in pregnancy

1 December 2011

Researchers from the University of Glasgow have tested caffeine levels in espressos bought from High Street coffee shops. Their paper published today in the Royal Society of Chemistry’s journal Food and Function finds that caffeine ranged from 50mg


RCOG statement on the results of the NPEU Birthplace study

25 November 2011

The Birthplace study, conducted by the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit (NPEU) at the University of Oxford, examined the impact of intended place of birth on maternal and perinatal outcomes for mothers with no complications in pregnancy. It


RCOG statement on Department of Health announcing a different type of HPV vaccine to be used

24 November 2011

Today the Department of Health has announced that from next September, a different vaccine will be used in the HPV vaccination programme.


RCOG statement on NICE updated guidelines on caesarean section

23 November 2011

NICE has today (23 November 2011) published its revised guidelines on caesarean section which provides several new and updated recommendations on the procedure.


RCOG statement on BMJ paper on the benefits of delayed cord clamping

21 November 2011

A new randomised controlled trial from Sweden published in the BMJ last week points to higher iron stores in the blood of infants four months after birth. These were babies who were subject to delayed cord blood clamping. These neonates were also


RCOG statement on new guide encouraging paternal involvement in maternity care

15 November 2011

Funded by the Department for Health, this new guide, Reaching out: Involving Fathers in Maternity Care, is a joint publication produced by The Royal College of Midwives, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and the Fatherhood


RCOG statement on draft NICE caesarean section guidelines

31 October 2011

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) is aware of the headlines and stories in the media today about the NICE guidelines on caesarean section due to be published soon. 


RCOG statement on the SANDS press release ‘New study reveals clear link between H1N1 flu virus and stillbirth’

19 October 2011

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) is aware of the research published by the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit (NPEU) which SANDS refer to.


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