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9 June 2010
A paper published in the Public Library of Science (PLoS) shows that children who were born between 37 – 39 weeks gestation were between 1.43 and 1.16 times more likely to have Special Educational Needs (SEN) compared to babies born at the expected
7 June 2010
The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists International Office (RCOG IO) welcomes the Coalition’s Government’s announcement today about international development aid to the world’s poorest countries. We are also pleased to see comments
25 May 2010
The total fertility rate fell slightly from 1.97 children per woman in the previous year to 1.95 in 2009 but the general trend over the last decade shows an increasing birth rate. This means that more babies are being born in England and Wales each
21 May 2010
The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) welcomes the publication of the Coalition Government’s programme. The RCOG's views on the relevant chapters are below.
12 May 2010
The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) welcome the publication of the American Academy of Paediatrics (AAP) Committee on Bioethics Policy Statement Ritual Genital
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.