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Heavy menstrual bleeding needs more attention
Many women suffering from heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB) wait over a year before being referred to secondary care found the second annual report of the HMB Audit published last week. This is a major project commissioned by the Healthcare Quality
Reorganising maternity services to improve women's health
In my interview with the Observer published over the weekend, I spoke about the need to reorganise our maternity services to improve the safety and care of women and their babies. Centralised units with 24-hour senior consultant cover, for high-risk
RCOG statement on new Lancet study exploring impact of smoke-free legislation on preterm birth and child health
A new study published in The Lancet today suggests smoke-free legislation is associated with substantial reductions in preterm births and hospital attendance for asthma.
FSRH/RCOG statement in response to the Scottish judicial review
Today, the Court of Session in Scotland has announced its decision to uphold the Scottish Government’s agreement to enable women to take misoprostol - the second drug used to effect an early medical abortion – at home.
RCOG statement in response to the NGA report on twin pregnancy costs
A new report, produced by the RCOG’s National Guideline Alliance, reveals that twin births are almost three times as expensive as singleton births. The findings show that the average cost to the NHS is £13,959 for a twin birth, while a singleton birth
RCOG/FSRH statement on access to safe and legal abortion care worldwide
Today marks Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion.The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH) strongly support universal access to safe, legal, high
RCOG & RCM joint statement on MBBRACE-UK report on maternal deaths
New figures reveal no significant reduction in the number of women who died during or after pregnancy between 2013 and 2015, according to the latest report from MBBRACE-UK. The overall death rate in the UK is now 8.8 per 100,000. 
RCOG supports International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM
Today marks the International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM – a day to raise awareness of female genital mutilation (FGM) and to encourage concrete actions against the practice.  
Election of new Officers 2013
The present Officers and Council of the RCOG are pleased to announce that the following have been elected as new College Officers:
Statement on Professor Sir Robert Edwards
The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) is saddened to hear of the death of Professor Sir Robert Edwards.

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