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RCOG statement on emergency caesarean section rates
Experts speaking at Euroanaesthesia, the annual congress of the European Society of Anaesthesiology (ESA) say today that there is an increasing need for safe emergency anaesthesia as cases of emergency caesarean section (CS) continue to rise.
BJOG release: Call for new technologies to protect women globally against unintended pregnancy, HIV and STIs
The global health community is calling for increased investment in the development of new technologies for women to protect against unintended pregnancy, HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, suggests a new commentary published today in BJOG:
BJOG release: Caesarean birth ‘safest’ for breech delivery
The relative risks of a baby dying or suffering complications after a vaginal breech delivery are higher than in planned caesarean section, however, the absolute risks are low, suggests a new study published today in BJOG: An International Journal of
RCOG statement: the United Nations’ International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women which marks the start of a sixteen day campaign against gender-based violence. The campaign will run until Human Rights Day on 10 December 2014.
Case study: red stickers, white boards and emergency boxes (Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital, Uganda)
This is one of the stories from the RCOG’s trip to Uganda to witness the work that RCOG volunteers are doing to improve women’s health in the region. Every day 30 babies are born at Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital, ten of them via emergency
Training update, September 2016
Dr Matt Prior, Chair, RCOG Trainees’ Committee and Dr Jonathan Frost, Executive Lead, RCOG Trainees Committee write... New Junior Doctors’ Contract The decision of the British Medical Association (BMA) to initiate further industrial action in light of
Guidelines: Mental health
Mental health guidelines that have been produced or are currently in development.  A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R
National Maternity and Perinatal Audit (NMPA)
  The National Maternity and Perinatal Audit (NMPA) is a new large scale audit of the NHS maternity services across England, Scotland and Wales. It began on 1 July 2016 and is initially commissioned for 3 years.   Using timely high-quality
Postpartum Haemorrhage, Prevention and Management (Green-top Guideline No. 52)
This guideline provides information about the prevention and management of postpartum haemorrhage (PPH), primarily for clinicians working in obstetric-led units in the UK; recommendations may be less appropriate for other settings where facilities,
Implementation and resources
Welcome to the RCOG Each Baby Counts Implementation mini site. We are committed to making sure that the recommendations that have come out of the programme so far are implemented, and I hope that you find the resources and training tools here of

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