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RCOG statement on the maternal mortality data published in The Lancet

13 April 2010

The Lancet has published a study which puts forward new global estimates for maternal mortality. The study, led by Dr. Christopher Murray at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, assesses levels and trends in


RCOG statement on the Maternity and Early Years document

17 March 2010

The government launched Maternity and Early Years – Making a good start to family life today, announcing plans to support families during pregnancy and early childhood.


RCOG statement on cord blood collection

9 March 2010

The RCOG is concerned by reports from the Human Tissue Authority (HTA) about unlawful cord blood collection. The reports suggest that incidents have taken place in which cord blood collection has compromised safety and quality standards.


RCOG statement on International Women’s Day

8 March 2010

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) celebrates International Women’s Day 2010 today. The theme for the United Nations this year is ‘Equal rights, equal opportunities: Progress for all’. The RCOG endorses the UN’s promotion


RCOG statement on the new guidance for cervical cancer screening in young women

4 March 2010

The Royal College of Obstetricians (RCOG) welcomes the new guidance published by the Department of Health for cervical cancer screening in young women. The clinical practice guidelines for the assessment of young women aged 20–24 with abnormal


RCOG statement on the granting of accreditation by NHS Evidence for its Green-top Guidelines

1 March 2010

The RCOG’s Green-top Guidelines have been approved by the NHS Evidence Accreditation Scheme. This means that the RCOG’s clinical guidelines have been recognised as a source of reliable information for healthcare professionals and the public.


RCOG statement on NICE recommendations on pregnancy weight management

19 February 2010

In response to the NICE consultation on draft recommendations on weight management in pregnancy and after childbirth, Mr Tahir Mahmood, Vice President of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) said, “There are pregnancy risks


RCOG communication: The Use of Progesterone to Prevent Preterm Delivery

10 February 2010

RCOG communication on the use of progesterone to prevent preterm delivery.


RCOG statement on the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation

5 February 2010

In response to the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation on 6 February, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) states that although it is fully aware of the cultural sensitivities surrounding


RCOG statement on the launch of the revalidation pilot projects

27 January 2010

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) welcomes the launch of the pathfinder pilot projects to test out the medical revalidation process. The introduction of revalidation in the UK is an important step in ensuring patient


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