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RCOG statement on NHS Maternity Statistics, England: 2006–2007

26 September 2008

The NHS Maternity Statistics, England: 2006–2007 show a caesarean section rate of 24.3%, a 0.2% increase on the previous year. Although this increase is small, it shows that maternity services must continue to work together to ensure quality and


RCOG statement on the ORACLE Children Study

18 September 2008

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) is aware of the findings of the ORACLE Children Study published in The Lancet, funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC).


RCOG/FRSH statement on the Independent Advisory Group on Sexual Health report

29 July 2008

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH) support the recommendations in the Independent Advisory Group on Sexual Health (IAGSH) report on national, regional and local


RCOG/FSRH statement on the 5th Health Protection Agency (HPA) Annual Report

16 July 2008

The findings from the latest Health Protection Agency (HPA) report show a 6% increase in the transmission of new STI cases over a one year period from 2006–07. The increased rate of infection amongst those between 16–24 years of age is a concern.


RCOG statement on Action Medical Research ‘STAND UP for Tiny Lives’ campaign

16 July 2008

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) supports Action Medical Research’s campaign 'STAND UP for Tiny Lives' and welcomes the document The Tiny Lives Charter, a cross-party call to tackle premature birth.


RCOG statement on ‘On the State of Public Health: Annual Report of the Chief Medical Officer 2007’

14 July 2008

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) welcomes the Chief Medical Officers’ 2007 Annual Report, and supports the focus on the health and wellbeing of teenagers.


RCOG statement on HCC report ‘Towards better births, a review of maternity services in England’

10 July 2008

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) supports the key recommendations of the Healthcare Commission (HCC), made in the report Towards better births, a review of maternity services in England. The report stems from a large


Joint statement on new RCOG standards

5 July 2008

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) is pleased to note that the revised Clinical Negligence Scheme for Trusts Maternity Clinical Risk Management Standards, produced by the NHS Litigation Authority (NHSLA) and published in


RCOG statement on the release of ‘Next Stage for NHS: Highest Quality Care for All’

30 June 2008

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) welcomes the Department of Health’s plans to deliver patient-centred care on the NHS. The plans demonstrate the department’s intention to empower patients by meeting public expectations of


RCOG statement on the National Strategy Stakeholder Group aims to reduce multiple birth following fertility treatment

27 June 2008

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) believes that the incidence of multiple births following fertility treatment should be reduced and supports the aims of the Multiple Birth National Strategy Stakeholder Group, launched


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