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Episiotomy
Episiotomies, care of your stitches and what to expect when healing How does an episiotomy differ from a tear? A tear happens spontaneously as the baby stretches the vagina during birth. An episiotomy is a cut made by a healthcare professional into
New NICE guideline on Rehabilitation in adults with complex psychosis published
We are happy to announce the publication of the NICE guideline developed by the National Guideline Alliance (NGA) on Rehabilitation in adults with complex psychosis. The lifetime prevalence of schizophrenia is 1 in 100 people, equating to 550,000 people
Liverpool Congress, 2013
In June 2013, we welcomed more than 2000 delegates, speakers and exhibitors to the bustling and vibrant city of Liverpool. For the first time the scientific programme was developed and delivered in collaboration with many UK specialist societies,
Memories – Dr Belmont E.O. Williams FRCOG
I have a rich and very fruitful history within the RCOG. I gained my RCOG Fellowship in June 1979. It was a truly special moment in which I had the below photograph taken with the late Dr Mary Egerton, who was also a Fellow of the College. It was
Vaginal hysterectomy
This information is for you if you are about to have, or you are recovering from, a vaginal hysterectomy – an operation to remove your uterus (womb) through your vagina.
Regulations on MRCOG exam currency and number of attempts
Exam currency refers to the length of time a pass remains valid. Once this period has expired, the original exam will need to be retaken. Number of attempts is the maximum number of times a candidate is permitted to take the exam.   Candidates
Cervical Screening in Ireland - RCOG Independent Expert Panel Review published
Review found missed opportunities to prevent or diagnose cancer earlier in some women but overall the Irish cervical screening programme is performing effectively, according to the final report published today.
ATSM: Acute gynaecology and early pregnancy
The acute gynaecology and early pregnancy ATSM will prepare you to deal with problems arising from complications in early pregnancy and acute gynaecological conditions. This module is a requirement if you wish to specialise in this area of practice, but
RCOG statement: BMA report ‘Growing up in the UK – Ensuring a healthy future for our children’
The BMA has published a report ‘Growing up in the UK – Ensuring a healthy future for our children’ which builds on the BMA’s 1999 report on children’s health and brings together the latest global research.
Interview – Caroline Overton
Dr Caroline Overton is a consultant gynaecologist at University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, and has contributed to the RCOG in many ways over a number of years, assisting in guidance and serving as a media spokesperson. She has created many

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