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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.


RCOG release: Updated advice on the diagnosis and treatment of women with PMS

30 November 2016

The timing of symptoms and degree of impact on daily activity determines a diagnosis of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), state revised guidelines for healthcare professionals published today by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG


RCOG release: Scientific papers discuss efficacy of fertility add-on treatments

29 November 2016

 Two new scientific opinion papers published today by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) call for more high quality research into the role of natural killer cells in fertility and the effect of endometrial scratching


RCOG response to NHS England commitment to improve maternal mental health care

28 November 2016

NHS England has announced plans to provide more support for pregnant women and new mums suffering mental illness as well as to improve care for the many people with mental health problems attending A&E in crisis.  


RCOG statement: 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence

25 November 2016

Today marks the start of 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence; a global campaign that runs from the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (25 November) to Human Rights Day (10 December). 


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