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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.

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.

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