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RCOG statement on RCM survey on falling staff numbers and budget cuts in maternity services

16 November 2010

A new survey of UK Heads of Midwifery (HOMs) by the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) suggests that 29.6% of maternity units have seen a fall in their budget and 32.5% have been asked to cut their staffing levels in the past year.


RCOG statement on RCM and Netmums survey on weight management

16 November 2010

The RCM and Netmums have published the results of a UK-wide survey on weight management, healthy eating and obesity issues during and after pregnancy.


RCOG statement on the Collins Report

10 November 2010

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) welcomes the publication of Foundation for Excellence. An Evaluation of the Foundation Programme by Professor John Collins.


RCOG/RCM/RCPCH statement on story ‘Government backtracks to hand maternity to GPs’ (HSJ, 8 November 2010)

9 November 2010

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG), Royal College of Midwives (RCM) and Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) are extremely concerned by the reports that the commissioning of maternity services will now be


RCOG statement on TOG paper on further training needed in instrumental delivery

21 October 2010

The paper, Instrumental delivery: how to meet the need for improvements in training in The Obstetrician and Gynaecologist (TOG), emphasises the need to provide practical training using simulators and mannequins and the importance of maintaining


RCOG statement on GMC report and National Training Surveys

14 October 2010

The General Medical Council (GMC) releases its survey of trainees and trainers today. The main findings show that the European Working Time Regulation (EWTR) has had a negative impact on junior doctor training. Not only has it reduced medical


RCOG statement on the study on caesarean section rate variance among English NHS Trusts in the BMJ

7 October 2010

.The Office for Research and Clinical Audit (ORCA) of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) today publishes its findings on a caesarean section study in the BMJ.The Office for Research and Clinical Audit (ORCA) of the Royal


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