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The value of reviewing the ‘whole picture’
The most common theme, and one that runs through all of the above vignettes, is the lack of appreciation for the whole picture when assessing continuous CTG.   By focusing solely on the CTG, maternity providers miss the other warning signs a baby
Recognise the importance of human rights to improve healthcare for women
Women’s human rights need to be addressed globally in order to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity, says RCOG Vice President, Professor Lesley Regan, in her lecture today at the joint RCOG/RANZCOG World Congress in Brisbane, Australia. 
Policy update, April 2018
Your monthly round-up of national health policy developments for 9 March 2018 to 16 April 2018 If you have any comments or if there is anything else you would like to see in the round-up, please contact us at
Obituary: Dr John Scrimgeour
Dr John Beocher SCRIMGEOUR , FRCOG, FRCS (Edin), FRCP (Edin) (Edinburgh) Members Representative for Scotland, 1976-81 ‘Scrim’ as he was known to most, died on February 25, 2014, at the Western General Hospital, where he had worked for 25 years as
HSIB - A new approach to maternity investigations in England
Tuesday 18 June 0715-0800 This session is to share the experience and early learning from the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch [HSIB] National Maternity Investigation programme. Attendees will also be able to understand some of the early themes
Core module 10: Management of labour
The management of labour core module will help you understand and demonstrate appropriate knowledge, skills and attitudes in relation to labour. Available resources A list of all RCOG resources available for the management of labour core
RCOG response to claims that the NHS favours vaginal delivery on basis of cost
Following a neonatal death at North Middlesex University Hospital, a coroner has submitted a report to the Department of Health warned that the NHS favours vaginal delivery over Caesarean sections on the basis of cost.
Assigning risk status at the onset of labour
  The first theme that emerged on reviewing the reports was the quality of assessment of risk for mothers and their babies at the start of labour.   By incorrectly assigning a mother to a low-risk pathway, maternity providers limit the
Information about RCOG exams
The MRCOG exam is the gold standard qualification in O&G. The RCOG's leadership in medical education, combined with the knowledge and expertise of our international faculty, enables us to design curricula to support O&G training and women’s
Basic Practical Skills in Obstetrics and Gynaecology - St James University Hospital - February 2017
Many thanks for registering for the Basic Practical Skills in Obstetrics and Gynaecology course on the 8th - 9th of February 2017. You will receive your certificate of attendance on completion of the online feedback form. Please therefore make sure

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