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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)
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,
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
10 February 2010
RCOG communication on the use of progesterone to prevent preterm delivery.