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RCOG statement on the paper on perinatal mortality and morbidity rates by de Jonge et al published in BJOG on 15 April 2009

15 April 2009

In reference to the paper published in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology today, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) supports home births in cases of low-risk pregnancies provided the appropriate


RCOG statement on the story ‘Midwife crisis brings misery to thousands’ (Daily Express, 14 April 2009)

14 April 2009

In response to the story about complaints received from new mothers about inadequate care and poor staff attitudes in NHS maternity services, Mr Tahir Mahmood, RCOG Vice President said, “Doctors and midwives work hard together, as a team, to provide


RCOG statement on Health in Pregnancy Grant

6 April 2009

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) welcomes the announcement of the Health in Pregnancy Grant by HM Revenue & Customs which enables mothers-to-be to claim a tax-free cash bonus of £190 at the 25th week of pregnancy.


RCOG statement on the evidence review of cervical screening age

13 March 2009

The Department of Health announced today that a review will be conducted to assess evidence relating to cervical screening age. A panel of experts will review the latest evidence relating to the risks and benefits of cervical screening in women


RCOG statement on the Saving Babies’ Lives Report

4 March 2009

The Saving Babies' Lives Report, a consumer survey released by the Stillbirths and Neonatal Deaths Society (SANDS) today highlights the devastating experience of stillbirth for parents and families. The Royal College of Obstetricians and


RCOG statement on cervical cancer prevention

25 February 2009

The recent media spotlight on Jade Goody’s battle with cervical cancer has highlighted the importance of regular cervical screening as a means of preventing cervical cancer, through the detection of pre-cancer abnormalities, which, if left untreated


RCOG statement on the story ‘NHS forced to turn away women in labour’ (Observer, 8 February 2009)

9 February 2009

The figures of hospital closures throughout England in 2008 obtained by the Conservatives reveal how, in some places, NHS maternity services have been operating at full capacity. Provision has been poor in cases where closures have meant that women


RCOG statement on the Working Time Directive

23 January 2009

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) is aware of the issues surrounding the reduction of junior doctors’ working hours to 48 hours with the implementation of the Working Time Directive later this year.


RCOG statement on the NHS Constitution

21 January 2009

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) welcomes the launch of the NHS Constitution.


RCOG statement on the Health Bill

19 January 2009

In response to the first reading of the Health Bill, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) agrees with the regular review and revision of the NHS Constitution. This periodic review will ensure that it is a dynamic and relevant


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