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New Exams IT system
The RCOG is launching the first phase of our new Exams IT System to support our MRCOG and DRCOG exams from September 2020. This will see us transition our written exam provision (MRCOG Part 1 & 2 and DRCOG) from a paper-based to a computer-based
Key recommendations
A strategic approach is required across the life course to prevent predictable ill health and to address the determinants of health specific to women. These are the RCOG's key recommendations outlined in our full report: Better for women (PDF
Dr Catherine Hamlin (1924–2020)
“My dream is to eradicate obstetric fistula forever. I won’t do this in my lifetime, but you can in yours.”Dr Catherine Hamlin   Dr Hamlin passed away on Wednesday 18 March 2020 at her home on the grounds of the Addis Ababa Fistula hospital in
3. Functional limitations
3.1 Need for action The lack of implementation and evaluation work following the Each Baby Counts findings was frequently mentioned as being a limitation of the programme. There was a real sense that the findings had shone a light on many of the factors
Planning for family planning
Today sees the gathering of minds on sexual and reproductive healthcare issues at the London Summit on Family Planning organised by the UK Government, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). A number of words have
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.
Phoebe’s story
Lisa and Lee Armstrong share their daughter Phoebe’s story in support of the Each Baby Counts project. On the 24th February 2014 I was 40+4 weeks pregnant, I awoke at approximately 5am having strong contractions. Phoebe was our second child and as
RCOG statement: Mexico City Policy
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 bans
Royal Colleges respond to the latest findings from the NMPA
The National Maternity and Perinatal Audit (NMPA) is a large evaluation of NHS maternity and neonatal services in Britain.
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

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