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Maternal Mental Health - Women's Voices report

22 February 2017

Women’s experiences highlight urgent need to improve maternal mental healthcare Women with mental health problems during and after pregnancy reveal the impact of low rates of specialist referral, long waits, as well as lack of consensus over


RCOG statement: Mexico City Policy

8 February 2017

The core purpose of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) is to improve women’s health and the practice of obstetrics and gynaecology worldwide. We are extremely concerned at the reinstatement of the Mexico City Policy, which


Nearly one in 10 British women experience painful sex

25 January 2017

Nearly one in 10 of British women are experiencing painful sex (dyspareunia), according to a new study published today (25 January) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (BJOG).


RCM CEO announces retirement

16 January 2017

Cathy Warwick the Chief Executive (CEO) of the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) has announced her retirement and will step down from the role at the end of August 2017. 


Support for the RCP in calling for a review of NHS funding and resourcing

11 January 2017

“The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) supports a call by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) for the Prime Minister to immediately review how the demand on the NHS is met and resourced."


Prof Mary Ann Lumsden, Senior Vice President, awarded an OBE

31 December 2016

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists is delighted that its Senior Vice President, Professor Mary Ann Lumsden, has been awarded an OBE in the New Year's Honours list 2017 for services to Women’s Health.


Excessive bleeding after childbirth remains a leading cause of maternal deaths

16 December 2016

More can be done to prevent excessive bleeding after childbirth, including training for maternity staff and the development of local protocols, state revised clinical guidelines published today by the Royal College of Obstetricians and


First UK clinical guideline addressing bladder pain syndrome published today

9 December 2016

The first UK clinical guideline on the management of bladder pain syndrome (BPS) has been published today, a condition which causes pain and discomfort and can impact a patient’s quality of life.


Maternal death report highlights heart disease risk for pregnant women

7 December 2016

The latest Confidential Enquiry into Maternal Deaths and Morbidity report Saving Lives, Improving Mothers’ care highlights that in 2012-2014, 200 women died during pregnancy or shortly after birth. 


RCOG response to GMC annual survey of medical education and training

1 December 2016

The General Medical Council’s (GMC) annual survey of medical education and training in the UK has found that increasingly heavy workloads are eroding the time doctors have for training.


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