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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.


RCOG statement on the report of the Healthcare Commission’s Maternity Services Review (January 2008)

25 January 2008

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) supports its Fellows and Members who work hard to ensure that NHS maternity services are safe. We commend any initiative that aims to improve the quality of maternity care through the


RCOG statement on study ‘Previous abortion and the risk of low birth weight and preterm births’

18 December 2007

The new study published in today’s Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health by Brown et al. has revealed findings which require further research in a contemporary context.


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