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RCOG statement on ‘Women don’t need to delay getting pregnant after miscarriage’

6 August 2010

A paper published in the BMJ today looks at the effect of interpregnancy interval on outcomes of pregnancy after miscarriage. Researchers found that women who conceive within six months of an initial miscarriage have the best chance of having a


RCOG statement on the King’s Fund discussion paper on the role of GPs in maternity care

4 August 2010

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) welcomes the King’s Fund discussion paper The role of GPs in maternity care - what does the future hold?


RCOG statement on new NICE guidance on weight management before, during and after pregnancy

28 July 2010

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) have published today new guidance on dietary and physical activity interventions for weight management before, during and after pregnancy.


RCOG statement on ‘Time of birth and risk of neonatal death at term: retrospective cohort study’ (BMJ, 16 July 2010)

16 July 2010

A paper published in the BMJ today looking at data from Scottish national registers shows a higher incidence of perinatal mortality for births occurring during the out-of-hours period (17.01–08.59hrs and on weekends).  Researchers found 26% of


RCOG statement on the White Paper ‘Liberating the NHS’

13 July 2010

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) welcomes the Department of Health’s White Paper Equity and excellence: Liberating the NHS. It is pleased to see a sharper focus on a patient-centred care and the promise to remove


RCOG statement on ‘Maternal and newborn outcomes in planned home births vs planned hospital births: a metaanalysis’

1 July 2010

A meta-analysis in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology (AJOG) published today looks at the maternal and neonatal outcomes of planned home and hospitals births.


RCOG statement on the story ‘Birth complications found to be more common at night’ (Reuters, 14 June 2010)

14 June 2010

A news report today shows a higher perinatal death rate for births occurring in hospitals during the night.  The Dutch study, published in BJOG, looked at births in all Dutch maternity units over seven years.  Findings show that hospital


RCOG statement on the publication of the Temple report on the EWTD

10 June 2010

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) welcomes the findings and recommendations of Professor Sir John Temple’s report Time for Training on the impact of the European Working Time Directive (EWTD) on junior doctor training.


RCOG statement on study by McKay et al on gestational age at delivery and SEN

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


RCOG statement on DFID’s £5m fund to train skilled birth attendants in under-resourced countries

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


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