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27 October 2009
A recent study published in the BMJ by Morris and Alberman examines trends in the numbers of Down’s syndrome live births and antenatal diagnoses in England and Wales from 1989 to 2008. In particular, the authors describe the effects of the changes
26 October 2009
.The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) supports the Chief Medical Officer’s announcement on 21 October 2009, which states that all frontline healthcare professionals should be prioritised to receive the H1N1v flu vaccine to
15 October 2009
The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) welcomes the publication of the Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) NHS performance ratings 2008/09 report.
14 October 2009
The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) welcomes the recent Policy Position on Safe and Unsafe Abortion published by the Department for International Development (DFID). The paper highlights the toll of unsafe abortion, and
23 September 2009
Senior doctors are concerned with the difficulties in service provision and the potential risks during the week when junior doctors all over the country begin their training or rotate into different hospitals.
23 September 2009
The National Patient Safety Agency’s (NPSA) National Clinical Assessment Service (NCAS) recently released a report entitled, NCAS Casework – The first eight years. The report analyses cases referred to the NCAS since 2001, and is the largest study
16 September 2009
A recent systematic review published in BJOG by Shah and Zao has suggested that previous termination of pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of low birth weight and preterm birth in subsequent pregnancies.
26 August 2009
The birth rate in the UK is increasing and doctors and midwives are seeing more complicated pregnancies in hospitals.
25 August 2009
The RCOG welcomes the King’s Fund report and acknowledges that improvements can be made to our maternity services. In some cases, these changes need to be implemented at a multi-disciplinary level, while in others, systemic problems need to be