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RCOG statement on Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

28 February 2013

March is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. To mark the month the national cancer charity Target Ovarian Cancer has released statistics from their Pathfinder Study of the general population about the cancer which showed that 47% of women incorrectly

BJOG release: The majority of first-time mothers wait until after 6 weeks before resuming sex following childbirth

27 February 2013

Most first-time mothers wait until after 6 weeks postpartum to resume vaginal sex following childbirth and women who have an operative vaginal birth, caesarean section, perineal tear or episiotomy appear to wait longer, suggests a new study

RCOG statement on updated NICE guidance for treating people with fertility problems

20 February 2013

Updated guidelines for the treatment of people with fertility problems have today been published by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE).

RCOG statement on the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges’ report on tackling obesity

18 February 2013

The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC) today publish the report Measuring up: the medical profession's prescription for the nation's obesity crisis following a 6-month inquiry by a steering group comprising representatives from 20 of the

RCOG statement on new BMJ study looking at link between smoking bans and preterm birth

15 February 2013

Researchers from the University of Leuven in Belgium have found a link between smoking bans and successive reductions in preterm birth.

New app launched to help treat babies with neonatal jaundice

15 February 2013

Helping practitioners choose the safest management for a baby with neonatal jaundice is the aim behind a new app launched today by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG).

RCOG statement on GMC report on the effects of the EWTR on doctors in training

15 February 2013

The General Medical Council (GMC) has published its report The Impact of the Working Time Regulations on Medical Education and Training.

NHS (Amended Duties and Powers) Bill

14 February 2013

Lord David Owen has written to the RCOG about his National Health Service Bill (Amended Duties and Powers) which he presented to the House of Lords on 27 January 2013. The Bill can be found here and the explanatory notes are here.

BJOG release: New study finds that the number of multiple births affected by congenital anomalies has doubled since the 1980s

6 February 2013

The number of congenital anomalies, or birth defects arising from multiple births has almost doubled since the 1980s, suggests a new study published today in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

RCOG statement on the findings of the final report of the Francis Inquiry

6 February 2013

The final report of the Francis Inquiry into Mid Staffordshire Trust is published today. We must accept that there were issues within the Trust that led to poor clinical and professional standards and these impacted tragically on patient outcomes.

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