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Patient safety
Patient safety is at the heart of everything we do This page the website highlights current safety concerns, and brings together some of the key resources and information that the RCOG is engaged with. The principles of ‘Always put the patient first’
Stillbirth risk is doubled if pregnant women sleep on their backs in third trimester
New research published today in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology suggests that the risk of stillbirth is doubled if pregnant women sleep on their backs during the third trimester. 
Recommendations – neonatal involvement in reviews
   Recommendation All reviews of liveborn Each Baby Counts babies must involve neonatologists/neonatal nurses.   Neonatal reviewers indicated that the information contained in the local review relating to the neonatal care of the baby
National Sentinel Caesarean Section Audit
Aims This was the first national survey of the caesarean section rate in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, providing information about the range and determinants of the caesarean section rate with comparative data (by country, region and maternity
Recovering from surgical management of a miscarriage
This information is for you if you are about to have, or you are recovering from, surgical management of a miscarriage.
Overview
Where possible, you should prepare for an absence from work, particularly when it is known in advance, e.g. parental leave and inform the relevant bodies (see Box 1) as early as you can - at least 3 months is recommended. In particular, you should
Better for women report
Improving the health and wellbeing of girls and women Too often, women are struggling to get the right information they need about their health, to book routine appointments and to get their basic health needs met. Health services miss opportunities
RCOG launches a new quality improvement initiative to reduce avoidable harm in labour
Today the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) launches Each Baby Counts, a new five-year project which aims to reduce by 50% the number of stillbirths, early neonatal deaths and brain injuries occurring in the UK as a result of
ATSM: Vulval disease
The vulval disease ATSM will provide you with training in all aspects of vulval disease and equip you to develop this aspect of care in your future practice. It will also be useful if you wish to work in community-based gynaecology or provide a
Essential Skills in Perinatal Mental Health for Maternity Staff Masterclass
Fee: £150 incl VATSunday 16 June 0900–1300Max capacity 24 This Workshop aims to develop essential knowledge and skills in the management of mental health conditions during pregnancy, labour and postnatal period and acknowledging the vital role of the

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