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RCOG statement on swine flu

7 May 2009

Swine influenza type A (H1N1) is a respiratory disease that can be caught through contact with an infected person. As this is a new strain of the virus, human immunity will be low.

RCOG statement on the International Day of the Midwife

5 May 2009

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) recognises and celebrates the International Day of the Midwife on 5 May 2009.

RCOG statement on NHS Maternity Statistics, England: 2007–08

30 April 2009

The latest figures from the NHS Information Centre show that nearly 650, 000 deliveries took place on the NHS in England between 2007–08.

RCOG statement on maternal position during the first stage of labour

15 April 2009

A recent Cochrane review found that women who assume upright positions during the first stage of labour – such as walking, sitting, standing or kneeling as opposed to lying down – experience a shorter first stage of labour. The review also found

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

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