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RCOG statement on cervical screening survey results from Jo’s Trust

7 June 2011

A new YouGov poll for Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust on women’s attitudes to cervical screening shows a worrying trend. The key findings are: 39% reported having missed or delayed their appointments because of work 29% reported difficulty in arranging


RCOG/FSRH statement on Abortion Statistics, England and Wales: 2010

24 May 2011

The latest abortion statistics published by the Department of Health show 474 (0.3%) more abortions in England and Wales conducted on female residents over a one-year period in 2010.


RCOG statement on the PM’s speech on the Listening Exercise

16 May 2011

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) welcomes the Prime Minister’s speech today on the Coalition Government’s plans for NHS reform during the pause provided by the Listening Exercise.


RCOG statement on NICE guidelines on the recognition and initial management of ovarian cancer

27 April 2011

Every year, within the UK, around 6,800 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer, two-thirds of whom sadly die from the disease within five years.  Ovarian cancer is also known as the ‘silent killer’ because the presenting symptoms can be


RCOG statement on the Lancet series on stillbirths

14 April 2011

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) welcomes the Lancet’s new series on stillbirths which looks at the latest figures from around the world.  


RCOG statement on the future of the confidential enquiries

31 March 2011

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) has been made aware of the discussions over the future of the confidential enquiries into mother and child health.


RCOG statement on the King’s Fund inquiry into GP provided care

24 March 2011

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) welcomes the findings of the King’s Fund inquiry Improving the quality of care in general practice on GP care and referral.


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


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