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RCOG statement: President knighted in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list

15 June 2009

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) is pleased to announce that Professor Sabaratnam Arulkumaran, President of the RCOG, has been knighted in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.


RCOG statement on later maternal age

15 June 2009

There is a growing trend in the UK for childbearing to occur at a later time in women’s lives. This trend is reflected in countries in Western Europe, in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States of America.


RCOG statement on the paper on late termination of pregnancy published in BJOG by Habiba et al.

3 June 2009

In reference to the paper published in BJOG by Habiba et al, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) wishes to underline the importance of support and sensitivity for all those involved in late termination of pregnancy.


RCOG statement on the RCP report ‘Women and medicine: The future’

3 June 2009

In response to the recent report by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP), ‘Women and medicine: The future,’ the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) wishes to express its support for the RCP’s recommendations. Changing


RCOG statement on the story ‘Doctors consider quitting over reforms designed to prevent another Shipman’ (Times, 29 May 2009)

29 May 2009

A recent article in the Times described concerns that have been voiced by GPs about medical revalidation and the new system of annual appraisals. While recognising the inherent challenges, we at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists


RCOG statement on ‘Dying for a baby’, first broadcast on BBC Wales on 26 May 2009

27 May 2009

In response to the programme televised on BBC Wales last night, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) believes that for maternity services to be safe and accessible in South Wales, more staff are needed.  


RCOG statement on the paper published in BJOG by Bergstrom et al.

27 May 2009

In response to the publication of the paper by Bergström et al. in BJOG, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) reminds women that it is important for them to ensure that they keep to their antenatal appointments and attend


RCOG statement on the Abortion Statistics, England and Wales: 2008

21 May 2009

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) welcomes the news that the total number of abortions has decreased by 1.6 per cent since 2007.


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


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