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RCOG statement on climate change and women’s health

1 December 2009

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) recently released its 2009 State of the World Population report, entitled, Facing a changing world: women, population and climate. The report highlights the link between women’s health and climate change,


RCOG statement on reducing the caesarean section rate

27 November 2009

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) welcomes the speech by the Shadow Health Secretary at the Royal College of Midwives annual conference today. The RCOG is pleased to see the proposed shift from achieving targets to


RCOG/FSRH statement on the story ‘Cancer research at risk in scramble for care funds’ (Times, 25 November 2009)

27 November 2009

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH) are concerned over the report in the Times that government funding for public health campaigns on swine flu, sexual health and


RCOG statement on partner support during labour and delivery

25 November 2009

Recent media attention has highlighted different opinions relating to the presence of fathers during labour and delivery. The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) encourages the presence of a supportive partner during labour and


RCOG statement on antenatal screening for Down’s syndrome

27 October 2009

A recent study published in the BMJ by Morris and Alberman examines trends in the numbers of Down’s syndrome live births and antenatal diagnoses in England and Wales from 1989 to 2008. In particular, the authors describe the effects of the changes


RCOG statement on the UK H1N1 pandemic (2009) flu (swine flu) vaccination programme for healthcare workers and pregnant mothers

26 October 2009

.The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) supports the Chief Medical Officer’s announcement on 21 October 2009, which states that all frontline healthcare professionals should be prioritised to receive the H1N1v flu vaccine to


RCOG statement on CQC NHS performance ratings report

15 October 2009

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) welcomes the publication of the Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) NHS performance ratings 2008/09 report.


RCOG statement on safe and unsafe abortion

14 October 2009

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) welcomes the recent Policy Position on Safe and Unsafe Abortion published by the Department for International Development (DFID). The paper highlights the toll of unsafe abortion, and


RCOG statement on the paper ‘Early in-hospital mortality following trainee doctors’ first day at work’ (PLoS)

23 September 2009

Senior doctors are concerned with the difficulties in service provision and the potential risks during the week when junior doctors all over the country begin their training or rotate into different hospitals.


RCOG statement on the National Clinical Assessment Service report

23 September 2009

The National Patient Safety Agency’s (NPSA) National Clinical Assessment Service (NCAS) recently released a report entitled, NCAS Casework – The first eight years. The report analyses cases referred to the NCAS since 2001, and is the largest study


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