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RCOG statement on IVF postcode lottery

2 May 2008

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) supports the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) in its call for improved implementation of the NICE guidelines Fertility: assessment and treatment for people with fertility problems (NICE,


RCOG statement on the BMA report ‘Enhancing quality: Promoting consultant expansion across the NHS’

10 April 2008

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) is pleased to support the BMA’s report, 'Enhancing quality: Promoting consultant expansion across the NHS' (9 April 2008).


RCOG statement on the new HTA rules for cord blood collection

8 April 2008

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) is pleased to note that the Human Tissues Authority (HTA) has produced new rules to regulate the collection of cord blood in the UK, in line with the European Union Tissue and Cells


RCOG statement on the seminar paper ‘Premenstrual syndrome’ (Lancet, Vol 371, April 05, 2008)

4 April 2008

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) welcomes the seminar paper ‘Premenstrual syndrome’ published in the Lancet today.


RCOG statement on NICE guidelines

25 March 2008

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) welcomes the release of the updated NICE guidance, issued today, on Antenatal care, Maternal and child nutrition, and Diabetes in pregnancy, all of which cover the pre-conception,


RCOG statement on NICE guidelines on alcohol consumption during pregnancy

20 March 2008

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) welcomes the revised guidelines on alcohol consumption during pregnancy which are in line with the RCOG statement No. 5 Alcohol consumption and the outcomes of pregnancy published in March


RCOG statement on the story ‘Maternity units closed to mothers’ BBC 20 March 2008

20 March 2008

The above report highlights the increasing pressure faced by maternity units across the country. The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) has long been calling for improved resources for maternity services, the increasing


RCOG statement on the King’s Fund Inquiry into Maternity Services

29 February 2008

The King’s Fund report Safe Births: Everybody’s business. An independent inquiry into the safety of maternity services (February 2008) has provided NHS maternity services with several recommendations to improve services. 


RCOG statement in response to DH announcement of a further 4,000 NHS midwives by 2012

25 February 2008

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) welcomes the Department of Health announcement that over the next three years midwifery numbers within the NHS will be increased by 4,000.


RCOG statement on the story ‘UK pays for “migrant baby boom”’ (BBC News at 10, 29 January 2008)

31 January 2008

Based on the above news report on immigrant mothers giving birth in the NHS, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists recognises that this is a growing problem.


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