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RCOG statement on WHO/UNICEF’s ‘Priority Medicines for Mothers and Children 2011’

23 March 2011

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) welcomes the publication of the priority list of medicines for maternal and child health by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). This will


RCOG statement on the ban on tobacco displays in shops

9 March 2011

Today is National No Smoking Day and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) welcomes the Coalition Government’s plans to introduce tougher legislation to discourage smoking in the UK population. The new plans focus on


RCOG statement on the King’s Fund report on the maternity workforce

6 March 2011

The King’s Fund Report, Staffing in maternity units: getting the right people in the right place at the right time, asks important questions about effective staffing of maternity services. However, by its own admission, the new Report struggles to


RCOG statement on the new DH ‘never events’ list

24 February 2011

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) welcomes the publication of the Department of Health’s The ‘never events’ list 2011/12 today.


RCOG statement on the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation (Sunday 6 February 2011)

4 February 2011

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) condemns the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM).


RCOG statement on ‘Coverage of malaria protection in pregnant women in sub-Saharan Africa’ (The Lancet, 26 January 2011)

26 January 2011

Research published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases today shows that although many countries in sub-Saharan Africa now have policies to reduce and control malaria in pregnancy, the estimated coverage of treatment was lower in areas of


RCOG statement on the NPSA surgical checklist for maternity

25 January 2011

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) welcomes the release by the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) of a surgical checklist for maternity.


RCOG statement on the Health and Social Care Bill

19 January 2011

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) believes that the Government’s decision to allow local GP Consortia to commission maternity services will make it more difficult to create a high-quality service for all women. However,


Faculty of Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH) statement on the use of contraceptive implants

5 January 2011

The use of long acting reversible contraceptives has been encouraged in the UK to help reduce the number of unplanned pregnancies. Over the last few years there has been a significant increase in the use of sub-dermal implants.


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