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Recommendation – quality of resuscitation
  Recommendation Neonatal resuscitation must follow the latest agreed national guidelines. Currently these are based on the 2015 ILCOR recommendations.[i],[ii]   Any member of staff who could be involved in neonatal resuscitation needs
Dealing with technical difficulties in obtaining adequate continuous CTG tracings
A further theme was the management of mothers when there was difficulty obtaining adequate continuous CTG tracings. Time can be lost by blaming the equipment for a CTG abnormality and significant events can be missed if maternity providers do not react
Best Practice Papers
The Leading Safe Choices (LSC) programme has produced Best Practice Papers which set out the essential elements of high-quality postpartum family planning and comprehensive abortion and post-abortion care services. The Papers have been developed
RCOG statement on the disposal of fetal remains
The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) understands that there are concerns about the incineration of fetal remains in some trusts.
FIGO President discusses how to make labour safer for women worldwide
Labour, birth and the immediate postnatal period is the most dangerous time for mothers and their newborn babies, and there is more that medical professionals need to do to help reduce mortality rates around the world, says FIGO President Professor Sir
A letter from Sussex Place, January 2013
Ian Currie, Honorary Secretary, writes… May I first of all wish everyone a Happy New Year and hope you have the very best of health for the forthcoming year and beyond. As January started, I settled into my annual ritual of positive thinking. Embracing
A letter from Sussex Place, August 2013
Ian Currie, Honorary Secretary, writes... The word "census" originated in Rome from the Latin word censere ("to estimate"). In ancient times the census played a crucial role in the administration of the Roman Empire, as it was used to determine taxes.
A letter from Sussex place, April 2014
Clare McKenzie, Vice President for Education, writes… The World Congress in Hyderabad this year was a great success – the scientific programme covered all aspects of our specialty and generated a lot of healthy debate. The social programme was very
RCOG/BSUG statement on the restricted use of transvaginal mesh in Scotland
The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and The British Society of Urogynaecologyare aware of the Scottish Chief Medical Officer’s announcement of a temporary and immediate halt on the use of transvaginal mesh for stress urinary
RCOG statement on fall in the UK stillbirth rate
The MBRRACE-UK report focuses on rates of stillbirth and neonatal death across the UK for babies born at 24 weeks of gestation or more. Published last week (21 June), the latest study showed that the stillbirth rate in the UK has reduced by almost

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