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RCOG statement on review article ‘Can nurses legally perform surgical induced abortion?’

27 March 2007

The proposal from Dr Vincent Argent and Lin Pavey writing in the April 2007 edition of the Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Healthcare (pp. 79–82) that present legislation would allow nurses to perform surgical abortions should be further


RCOG statement on the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit’s (NPEU) national survey on women’s experience of maternity care

20 March 2007

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) believes that women in labour must be made to feel special and respected regardless of whether their labour is normal or abnormal. This can only be achieved by one to one care and requires


RCOG statement on FSA consultation on folic acid fortification

13 March 2007

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) is pleased to have participated in the Food Standards Agency's consultation Options to increase folate intakes of young women.


RCOG statement on the selection process for specialty training

6 March 2007

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists is aware of the widespread dissatisfaction, frustration and disillusionment among doctors currently applying for specialty training in obstetrics and gynaecology as a result of ongoing problems


RCOG statement on Sunday Times story ‘Doctors retreat over life saving baby test’

25 February 2007

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists is pleased that the Sunday Times has raised awareness of vasa praevia in the article 'Doctors retreat over life saving baby test' (Sunday Times, 25 February 2007).


RCOG statement on ‘Trust, Assurance and Safety – The Regulation of Health Professionals in the 21st Century’

21 February 2007

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) welcomes the White Paper Trust, Assurance and Safety – The Regulation of Health Professionals in the 21st Century, setting out the Government's plans to reform professional regulation and


RCOG statement on HFEA’s discussions on altruistic human egg donations for research

21 February 2007

Women have been involved in egg donation for more than 20 years and research papers have been published since the 1980s on the use of donor eggs to investigate early embryo development.


RCOG statement on the Shribman Report ‘Making it Better: For Mother and Baby’

6 February 2007

Dr Sheila Shribman’s report examines the benefits of maternity service redesign and proposes several models to ensure that women have choice in the services they need.


RCOG statement on the setting up of the Virgin Health Bank

1 February 2007

This initiative sets out some novel concepts which accord with the RCOG guidelines Umbilical Cord Blood Banking (Opinion Paper 2) published in June 2006. We are pleased with the honesty of the Health Bank statement that the likely need of a child in


RCOG statement on the launch of the NICE clinical guideline on heavy menstrual bleeding

25 January 2007

As many as one woman in twenty suffers from heavy menstrual bleeding. This NICE guideline, published by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG), recognises menstrual problems as a frequent cause of ill health and a major quality


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