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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,

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.

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