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RCOG statement on ‘Maternal and newborn outcomes in planned home births vs planned hospital births: a metaanalysis’

1 July 2010

A meta-analysis in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology (AJOG) published today looks at the maternal and neonatal outcomes of planned home and hospitals births.


RCOG statement on the story ‘Birth complications found to be more common at night’ (Reuters, 14 June 2010)

14 June 2010

A news report today shows a higher perinatal death rate for births occurring in hospitals during the night.  The Dutch study, published in BJOG, looked at births in all Dutch maternity units over seven years.  Findings show that hospital


RCOG statement on the publication of the Temple report on the EWTD

10 June 2010

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) welcomes the findings and recommendations of Professor Sir John Temple’s report Time for Training on the impact of the European Working Time Directive (EWTD) on junior doctor training.


RCOG statement on study by McKay et al on gestational age at delivery and SEN

9 June 2010

A paper published in the Public Library of Science (PLoS) shows that children who were born between 37 – 39 weeks gestation were between 1.43 and 1.16 times more likely to have Special Educational Needs (SEN) compared to babies born at the expected


RCOG statement on DFID’s £5m fund to train skilled birth attendants in under-resourced countries

7 June 2010

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists International Office (RCOG IO) welcomes the Coalition’s Government’s announcement today about international development aid to the world’s poorest countries. We are also pleased to see comments


RCOG statement on the ONS birth statistics for England and Wales 2009

25 May 2010

The total fertility rate fell slightly from 1.97 children per woman in the previous year to 1.95 in 2009 but the general trend over the last decade shows an increasing birth rate. This means that more babies are being born in England and Wales each


RCOG statement on the Coalition’s plans for government

21 May 2010

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) welcomes the publication of the Coalition Government’s programme. The RCOG's views on the relevant chapters are below.


Joint RCOG/RCPCH statement on the AAP policy statement on FGM

12 May 2010

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) welcome the publication of the American Academy of Paediatrics (AAP) Committee on Bioethics Policy Statement Ritual Genital


RCOG statement on the story ‘Lansley: two women a day in labour turned away from England’s overstretched maternity units’

22 April 2010

New figures released by the Conservative Party today show that 747 women were sent to other maternity units last year because their unit was full. 44% of respondents to a Freedom of Information Act request (129 out of 148 NHS Trusts responded)


RCOG statement on the launch of party manifestos in the lead up to the General Election 2010

16 April 2010

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) welcomes the publication of the election manifestos by the main political parties. It agrees with the concept of a National Health Service that is run for the benefit of citizens,


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