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RCOG statement on ‘Liberating the NHS: Legislative Framework and Next Steps’, the Coalition Government’s response to the consult

15 December 2010

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) is pleased that the reforms set out in ‘Liberating the NHS: Legislative Framework and Next Steps’ are focusing on a patient-centred NHS and improving healthcare outcomes.


RCOG statement on new BJOG research looking at the relation between travel time from home to hospital and adverse outcomes

8 December 2010

A paper published in BJOG today looks at the effects of travel time from home to hospital on women at full term in the Netherlands.


RCOG statement on the Coalition Government’s equality strategy

3 December 2010

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) welcomes the Coalition Government’s Equality Strategy and the continued commitment to female empowerment through equal treatment and equal opportunity.  The strategy mentions that the


RCOG statement on The Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) survey of women’s experiences of maternity services

2 December 2010

A new survey by the CQC asked women about all aspects of their maternity care from the first time they saw a clinician, to care provided at home in the weeks following the birth of their baby.


RCOG statement on paper ‘Maternal smoking during pregnancy and criminal offending among adult offspring’

16 November 2010

US research published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health examines the long-term effects of maternal smoking.


RCOG statement on RCM survey on falling staff numbers and budget cuts in maternity services

16 November 2010

A new survey of UK Heads of Midwifery (HOMs) by the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) suggests that 29.6% of maternity units have seen a fall in their budget and 32.5% have been asked to cut their staffing levels in the past year.


RCOG statement on RCM and Netmums survey on weight management

16 November 2010

The RCM and Netmums have published the results of a UK-wide survey on weight management, healthy eating and obesity issues during and after pregnancy.


RCOG statement on the Collins Report

10 November 2010

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) welcomes the publication of Foundation for Excellence. An Evaluation of the Foundation Programme by Professor John Collins.


RCOG/RCM/RCPCH statement on story ‘Government backtracks to hand maternity to GPs’ (HSJ, 8 November 2010)

9 November 2010

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG), Royal College of Midwives (RCM) and Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) are extremely concerned by the reports that the commissioning of maternity services will now be


RCOG statement on TOG paper on further training needed in instrumental delivery

21 October 2010

The paper, Instrumental delivery: how to meet the need for improvements in training in The Obstetrician and Gynaecologist (TOG), emphasises the need to provide practical training using simulators and mannequins and the importance of maintaining


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