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RCOG statement on the granting of accreditation by NHS Evidence for its Green-top Guidelines

1 March 2010

The RCOG’s Green-top Guidelines have been approved by the NHS Evidence Accreditation Scheme. This means that the RCOG’s clinical guidelines have been recognised as a source of reliable information for healthcare professionals and the public.


RCOG statement on NICE recommendations on pregnancy weight management

19 February 2010

In response to the NICE consultation on draft recommendations on weight management in pregnancy and after childbirth, Mr Tahir Mahmood, Vice President of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) said, “There are pregnancy risks


RCOG communication: The Use of Progesterone to Prevent Preterm Delivery

10 February 2010

RCOG communication on the use of progesterone to prevent preterm delivery.


RCOG statement on the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation

5 February 2010

In response to the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation on 6 February, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) states that although it is fully aware of the cultural sensitivities surrounding


RCOG statement on the launch of the revalidation pilot projects

27 January 2010

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) welcomes the launch of the pathfinder pilot projects to test out the medical revalidation process. The introduction of revalidation in the UK is an important step in ensuring patient


RCOG statement on the Care Quality Commission report

19 January 2010

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has released a report summarising progress made by the Milton Keynes Hospital Foundation Trust against the recommendations of the Intervention Report, published by the Healthcare Commission in December 2008. The


RCOG statement on the Teenage Pregnancy Independent Advisory Group Annual Report 2008/09

7 January 2010

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) welcomes the Teenage Pregnancy Independent Advisory Group (TPIAG) Annual Report 2008/09. The report reviews the implementation of the Government’s Teenage Pregnancy Strategy and outlines


RCOG statement on the Conservative Draft Manifesto 2010

6 January 2010

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) welcomes the Conservative Draft Manifesto 2010. This document sets out the plans by the Conservative party to deliver patient-centred care, improve public health and to reform the NHS so


RCOG IO statement on the Guttmacher Institute/UNFPA ‘Adding it Up’ report

9 December 2009

The Guttmacher Institute and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) recently released a report entitled Adding it Up: the Costs and Benefits of Investing in Family Planning and Maternal and Newborn Health. The report provides new estimates on the


RCOG/FSRH statement on abortion guidelines ruling by the High Court in Northern Ireland

1 December 2009

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health (FSRH) believe that the law on access to abortion services should be the same across all the countries in the UK. The provision of


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