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RCOG statement on the independent report on Morecambe Bay hospitals

19 June 2013

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) welcomes the acknowledgement by the Care Quality Commission today that their internal processes have been weak. Unfortunately, this led to poor local maternity services and avoidable

RCOG publishes its response to the Francis Inquiry recommendations

18 June 2013

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) publishes its Manifesto for Change today in response to the findings and recommendations of the second Francis Inquiry.

RCOG statement on NSPCC report on perinatal mental health

17 June 2013

Today the NSPCC have published a report, Prevention in mind - All Babies Count: Spotlight on Perinatal Mental Health, as part of their All Babies Count campaign which aims to raise awareness of the importance of pregnancy and the first year of life

RCOG statement on BMJ home birth study

14 June 2013

A paper published today in the BMJ, by Dutch researchers, assesses whether low-risk women at the onset of labour with planned home birth have a higher rate of rare but severe maternal outcomes than those with planned hospital births.

RCOG release: RCOG World Congress in Liverpool to be biggest yet

13 June 2013

The annual Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) World Congress has received a record number of registrations for this year’s event, to be held at ACC Liverpool from 24-26 June.

BJOG release: Younger mothers and older mothers are at a higher risk of adverse delivery outcomes, suggests new study

12 June 2013

Younger mothers are at a higher risk of preterm birth while older mothers are more likely to have a caesarean section, suggests a new study published today in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.  

New BMS recommendations on HRT

11 June 2013

The British Menopause Society (BMS) and Women’s Health Concern recently published a literature review of the evidence on the use and effects of HRT.   

RCOG statement on cervical screening awareness week, 9 – 15 June 2013

10 June 2013

This week marks Cervical Screening Awareness Week (CSAW), a UK-wide initiative lead by Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust to highlight the importance of cervical screening in the prevention and early detection of cervical cancer.

RCOG statement on new research into facial expressions of fetuses

6 June 2013

The researchers from Durham and Lancaster Universities took 4D scans of 15 healthy fetuses. They found that fetuses develop from making very simple one-dimensional expressions at 24 weeks to complex multi-dimensional expressions by the time the

RCOG release: Mothers-to-be should be aware of unintentional chemical exposures, say experts

5 June 2013

Pregnant women should be made aware of the sources and routes of chemical exposure in order to minimise harm to their unborn child despite current uncertainty surrounding their effects, say experts from the Royal College of Obstetricians and

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