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RCOG statement on the World Health Organization (WHO) Surgical Safety Checklist

15 January 2009

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) supports the introduction of surgical checklists to ensure patient safety in operating theatres and to prevent complications from occurring.


RCOG statement on the Queen’s Speech 2008

3 December 2008

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) welcomes the Health Bill in today’s Queen’s Speech.


RCOG statement on exercise during pregnancy and pre-eclampsia

3 December 2008

In response to the study ‘Does leisure time physical activity in early pregnancy protect against pre-eclampsia? Prospective cohort in Danish women’, published online in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology today, the Royal


RCOG statement on umbilical non-severance or “lotus birth”

1 December 2008

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) is aware that a small number of women are choosing umbilical non-severance, or “lotus birth.” Lotus birth is a practice in which the umbilical cord is not cut after birth. The baby remains


RCOG statement on measles during pregnancy

28 November 2008

Following the media reports on the outbreak of measles in some parts of the country, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) would like to draw public attention to the possible effects of measles during pregnancy.


RCOG statement on ovarian transplantation

17 November 2008

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) welcomes the news of the first baby born following a successful ovarian transplantation and congratulates the parents of baby Maja and the work of her doctor, Dr Sherman Silber.


RCOG statement on FSA guidance on caffeine consumption during pregnancy

3 November 2008

New recommendations issued today by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) on caffeine consumption during pregnancy call for a reduction of daily caffeine intake from no more than 300mg to less than 200mg. Current advice issued by NICE states that ‘


RCOG statement on the Bliss report: Baby steps to better care, Bliss Baby Report 2008

15 October 2008

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) welcomes the fourth annual Bliss baby report Baby steps to better care, Bliss Baby Report 2008 released today.


RCOG statement on the Channel 5 documentary ‘Extraordinary People: Outlaw Births’ (Channel 5, 9 July 2008)

7 October 2008

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) is aware of the interest among a very small group of women in the UK who have chosen to give birth at home without any medical assistance. As this practice is uncommon, there are no


RCOG IO statement on ‘Health is Global. A UK Government Strategy 2008–2013’

30 September 2008

In response to the UK Government’s strategy document Health is Global published today, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists International Office (RCOG IO) is pleased to see recognition that many of today’s health issues are not


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