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RCOG statement on the Care Quality Commission report

19 January 2010

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has released a report summarising progress made by the Milton Keynes Hospital Foundation Trust against the recommendations of the Intervention Report, published by the Healthcare Commission in December 2008. The


RCOG statement on the Teenage Pregnancy Independent Advisory Group Annual Report 2008/09

7 January 2010

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) welcomes the Teenage Pregnancy Independent Advisory Group (TPIAG) Annual Report 2008/09. The report reviews the implementation of the Government’s Teenage Pregnancy Strategy and outlines


RCOG statement on the Conservative Draft Manifesto 2010

6 January 2010

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) welcomes the Conservative Draft Manifesto 2010. This document sets out the plans by the Conservative party to deliver patient-centred care, improve public health and to reform the NHS so


RCOG IO statement on the Guttmacher Institute/UNFPA ‘Adding it Up’ report

9 December 2009

The Guttmacher Institute and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) recently released a report entitled Adding it Up: the Costs and Benefits of Investing in Family Planning and Maternal and Newborn Health. The report provides new estimates on the


RCOG/FSRH statement on abortion guidelines ruling by the High Court in Northern Ireland

1 December 2009

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health (FSRH) believe that the law on access to abortion services should be the same across all the countries in the UK. The provision of


RCOG statement on climate change and women’s health

1 December 2009

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) recently released its 2009 State of the World Population report, entitled, Facing a changing world: women, population and climate. The report highlights the link between women’s health and climate change,


RCOG statement on reducing the caesarean section rate

27 November 2009

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) welcomes the speech by the Shadow Health Secretary at the Royal College of Midwives annual conference today. The RCOG is pleased to see the proposed shift from achieving targets to


RCOG/FSRH statement on the story ‘Cancer research at risk in scramble for care funds’ (Times, 25 November 2009)

27 November 2009

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH) are concerned over the report in the Times that government funding for public health campaigns on swine flu, sexual health and


RCOG statement on partner support during labour and delivery

25 November 2009

Recent media attention has highlighted different opinions relating to the presence of fathers during labour and delivery. The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) encourages the presence of a supportive partner during labour and


RCOG statement on antenatal screening for Down’s syndrome

27 October 2009

A recent study published in the BMJ by Morris and Alberman examines trends in the numbers of Down’s syndrome live births and antenatal diagnoses in England and Wales from 1989 to 2008. In particular, the authors describe the effects of the changes


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