The Gift of New Life

It is 86 years since the foundation of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG). Here, current President Dr David Richmond describes how, despite its many achievements over the years in shaping women’s healthcare, the specialty still faces some difficult challenges ahead. By Pat Hagan. The role of the RCOG So much of medicine […]

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The De-Medicalisation of Midwifery

The midwife profession is currently in a state of flux according to Susan Baines, Expert Midwifery Advisor for the Care Quality Commission and lecturer of midwifery at The University of Salford. By Ali El Moghraby. “It’s a wonderful profession to be in”, says Susan, “but professional confidence and resource and time restrictions within the NHS […]

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