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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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
21 January 2009
The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) welcomes the launch of the NHS Constitution.
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