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RCOG statement on the NHS Chief Executive’s Annual Report 2008/09

20 May 2009

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) welcomes the acknowledgement that effective maternity service delivery is linked to the patient experience. These are all underpinned by offering good quality care.


RCOG statement on the release of the Indicators for Quality Improvement

15 May 2009

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) welcomes the launch of the first batch of Quality Indicators. These indicators should help improve services in women’s healthcare in the NHS. At present, there are three specific quality


RCOG statement on preconceptual folate supplementation to prevent preterm birth

12 May 2009

In response to the publication of ‘Preconceptional folate supplementation and the risk of spontaneous preterm birth: a cohort study’ by Bukowski et al. in the Public Library of Science (PLoS), the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (


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.


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