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RCOG/RCM statement: advice on swine flu and pregnancy

17 July 2009

Recent news reports have suggested that pregnant women in Australia and New Zealand have been advised to wear masks in public and stay at home if possible to reduce the risk of swine flu infection. The latest guidance issued by the Royal Australian


RCOG statement: RCOG joins Maternal Mortality Campaign delegation at Downing Street

1 July 2009

.Yesterday in London, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) joined millions of midwives, nurses and doctors around the world in calling upon world leaders to take action to prevent maternal mortality.


RCOG statement on the report by the Independent Advisory Group on Sexual Health and HIV

26 June 2009

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) welcomes the report published today by the Independent Advisory Group on Sexual Health and HIV, entitled The Time is Now: Achieving World Class Contraceptive and Abortion Services. The


RCOG statement on the Department of Health’s announcement ‘Cervical screening for women aged under 25 years’ (24 June 2009)

25 June 2009

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) welcomes the renewed emphasis on cervical cancer screening and the proposals for earlier identification of cervical cancer symptoms in young women.


RCOG statement: President knighted in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list

15 June 2009

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) is pleased to announce that Professor Sabaratnam Arulkumaran, President of the RCOG, has been knighted in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.


RCOG statement on later maternal age

15 June 2009

There is a growing trend in the UK for childbearing to occur at a later time in women’s lives. This trend is reflected in countries in Western Europe, in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States of America.


RCOG statement on the paper on late termination of pregnancy published in BJOG by Habiba et al.

3 June 2009

In reference to the paper published in BJOG by Habiba et al, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) wishes to underline the importance of support and sensitivity for all those involved in late termination of pregnancy.


RCOG statement on the RCP report ‘Women and medicine: The future’

3 June 2009

In response to the recent report by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP), ‘Women and medicine: The future,’ the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) wishes to express its support for the RCP’s recommendations. Changing


RCOG statement on the story ‘Doctors consider quitting over reforms designed to prevent another Shipman’ (Times, 29 May 2009)

29 May 2009

A recent article in the Times described concerns that have been voiced by GPs about medical revalidation and the new system of annual appraisals. While recognising the inherent challenges, we at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists


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