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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


RCOG statement on the story ‘NHS forced to turn away women in labour’ (Observer, 8 February 2009)

9 February 2009

The figures of hospital closures throughout England in 2008 obtained by the Conservatives reveal how, in some places, NHS maternity services have been operating at full capacity. Provision has been poor in cases where closures have meant that women


RCOG statement on the Working Time Directive

23 January 2009

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) is aware of the issues surrounding the reduction of junior doctors’ working hours to 48 hours with the implementation of the Working Time Directive later this year.


RCOG statement on the NHS Constitution

21 January 2009

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) welcomes the launch of the NHS Constitution.


RCOG statement on the Health Bill

19 January 2009

In response to the first reading of the Health Bill, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) agrees with the regular review and revision of the NHS Constitution. This periodic review will ensure that it is a dynamic and relevant


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


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