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RCOG statement on Government amendments to the Bill

3 February 2012

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) welcomes the Government’s amendments published on 1 February 2012, ahead of the Report Stage in the House of Lords. 

RCOG statement on the Health Select Committee review

31 January 2012

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) welcomes the Health Select Committee’s report published on Tuesday (24 January 2012) on the review of public expenditure in health and social care.

RCOG statement on national Cervical Cancer Prevention Week (22–28 January 2012)

24 January 2012

This week marks Cervical Cancer Prevention Week, a European wide initiative lead by the European Cervical Cancer Association (ECCA). It aims to raise awareness of cervical cancer and how it can be prevented.

RCOG statement on vitamin D supplementation for pregnant women

24 January 2012

The RCOG welcomes the news today of the Chief Medical Officer’s announcement to healthcare professionals on the importance of vitamin D supplementation during pregnancy and for breastfeeding women.

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.

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