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Research Committee
Meeting dates (10.00am start) 2021 Dates TBC   Remit Reporting mechanism The Research Committee reports to the Academic Board. Objectives The RCOG plays an active role in research in obstetrics and gynaecology. The Research Committee promotes and
Inducing first-time mothers aged 35 and over earlier could reduce stillbirths
A study published in PLOS Medicine has found that inducing first-time mothers aged 35 and over at 40 weeks could reduce the risk of stillbirth and neonatal death (the death of a baby 7 days after birth), when compared to current guidelines which
BJOG release: Overweight and obese women at higher risk of adverse neonatal and maternal outcomes, says new study
Overweight and obese women are more likely to require specialist medical care during their pregnancy due to the increased risk of adverse neonatal and maternal outcomes, finds a new study published today in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics
EBCOG supported training fellowships in Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2015
Introduction In order to stimulate the mobility of trainees across Europe, EBCOG (the European Board and College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists) will award three fellowships to Obstetrics and Gynaecology trainees currently training in Europe. This
OSATS
The OSATS (objective structured assessment of technical skills) are one of the workplace-based assessment tools (WPBAs) used in O&G training. A small number of procedures are so fundamental to the practice of O&G that we’ve developed an
RCOG/FSRH launch abortion care resource for secondary schools
Today the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare and  launch a free educational resource on abortion care to support teachers with relationships and sex education lessons
Making Abortion Safe
In 2020, the RCOG is embarking on a 3-year programme working to increase healthcare professionals' capacity to address the barriers to safe abortion and/or post-abortion care for women and girls globally. Every year an estimated 25 million unsafe
The Management of Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy and Hyperemesis Gravidarum (Green-top Guideline No. 69)
This guideline summarises the evidence and how to manage women with hyperemesis gravidarum.
RCOG announcement: Seasonal influenza immunisation programme (Autumn 2014)
The RCOG in line with current guidance issued by Public Health England, NHS England and the Department of Health; recommends that all pregnant women have the flu vaccine when offered by their midwives. 
Early retirement of UK doctors
In 2014 a national survey of all UK medical graduates from 1974 and 1977 found that the average age at retirement among hospital specialists was 59.6 years, that women were retiring earlier than men (men 59.9, women 58.9) and that there was substantial

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