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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

RCOG statement on the paper on termination of pregnancy and birth outcomes published in BJOG

16 September 2009

A recent systematic review published in BJOG by Shah and Zao has suggested that previous termination of pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of low birth weight and preterm birth in subsequent pregnancies.

RCOG statement on the story ‘Tory concern for maternity services’ (Press Association, 26 August 2009)

26 August 2009

The birth rate in the UK is increasing and doctors and midwives are seeing more complicated pregnancies in hospitals.

RCOG statement on the King’s Fund report ‘Safer Births: Supporting maternity services to improve safety’

25 August 2009

The RCOG welcomes the King’s Fund report and acknowledges that improvements can be made to our maternity services. In some cases, these changes need to be implemented at a multi-disciplinary level, while in others, systemic problems need to be

RCOG statement on the article ‘H1N1 2009 influenza virus infection during pregnancy in the USA’ (The Lancet, 29 July 2009)

29 July 2009

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) welcomes the paper published in The Lancet by the US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as it widens our understanding of the disease and provides useful information to

RCOG/RCM statement: advice on swine flu and pregnancy

17 July 2009

Recent news reports have suggested that pregnant women in Australia and New Zealand have been advised to wear masks in public and stay at home if possible to reduce the risk of swine flu infection. The latest guidance issued by the Royal Australian

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