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News

A vote for constitutional change

RANZCOG is pleased to announce the passage of a Special Resolution by Fellows at last week’s Annual General Meeting.


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18/11/2019

News

Purchase a Jack Courier and help improve women’s health

RANZCOG members and the public will have a chance to own a piece of Australian art history with the upcoming exhibition and sale of some of the works of master Victorian lithographic artist, Jack Courier.


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09/11/2019

News

Have your say on Perineal Tears Clinical Care Standard

RANZCOG members are being urged to have their say on the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care’s draft Severe (Third and Fourth Degree) Perineal Tears Clinical Care Standard.


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08/11/2019

News

Widening contraceptive choice for women welcomed

Universal funding for long acting reversible contraceptives Mirena and Jaydess from November is increasing choice for New Zealand women, says RANZCOG.


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30/10/2019

News

RANZCOG’s Gender Equity and Diversity Report

At RANZCOG’s 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting, the College released its first Gender Equity and Diversity Report.


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24/10/2019

Women's Health

Nifedipine (Adalat) discontinued from Australian Market

The Australian suppliers of immediate release nifedipine have discontinued 10mg and 20mg tablets from the Australian market.
 


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23/10/2019

News

RANZCOG Research and Travel Grants Supported by Ferring Pharmaceuticals

RANZCOG would like to congratulate the recipients of the 2019 RANZCOG Research and Travel Grants supported by Ferring Pharmaceuticals. 


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07/10/2019

News

Obstetricians and gynaecologists to gather in Melbourne for RANZCOG ASM

RANZCOG 2019 ASM runs from 13–16 October


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03/10/2019

News

RANZCOG welcomes NSW’s move to decriminalise abortion

The peak body for obstetrics and gynaecology and women’s health welcomes the removal of abortion from the Crimes Act in NSW.


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27/09/2019

News

Te Kāhui Oranga ō Nuku welcomes PMMRC report

RANZCOG has welcomed the Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee’s (PMMRC) latest report, calling on government and the health sector to implement its recommendations.


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25/09/2019

News

Working together to act on endometriosis

With new data confirming the prevalence of endometriosis in Australia, RANZCOG's work to develop guidelines to manage this complex disease is well underway.


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20/09/2019

News

Bringing together the Pacific family

RANZCOG’s vision in global health is to improve the health of women and their families, particularly in our geographical region.


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09/09/2019

Women's Health

Updated advice on Pertussis immunisation in pregnancy

Updated advice on timing of Pertussis immunisation in pregnancy in line with the Australian Immunisation Handbook 10th Edition (updated March 2019).


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04/09/2019

News

Te Kāhui Oranga ō Nuku calls for focus on health equity

The peak body for obstetrics and gynaecology and women’s health in New Zealand has called for commitment and action to ensure health policies focus on equitable and better outcomes for all women across the country.


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28/08/2019

News

Reproductive Health Care Reform Bill 2019: proposed amendments

The proposed amendments call into question the standards and ethics of the medical profession, seeking to regulate and control practice.


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07/08/2019

News

Reproductive Health Care Reform Bill 2019

RANZCOG recognises the complexities associated with late term abortions, and supports a process by which late term abortions can be lawfully performed where appropriate.


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02/08/2019

News

Submissions for RANZCOG 2018–2019 Media Award of Excellence now open

RANZCOG acknowledges the important role the media plays in informing decision-makers and the public about women’s health through the RANZCOG Media Award of Excellence.


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01/08/2019

News

Reproductive Health Care Reform Bill 2019

The peak body for obstetrics and gynaecology and women’s health, RANZCOG, welcomes the tabling of the Reproductive Health Care Reform Bill 2019 in the NSW Parliament and urges all MPs to vote in favour. 


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30/07/2019

Communiqué

Gender Equity and Diversity Working Group Communiqué

Every health professional has a right to work in a safe, supportive workplace


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11/07/2019

News

Taking it to the edge

More than 150 delegates attended the recent RANZCOG SA/NT Symposium, enjoying an engaging and diverse scientific program during the day, and then honouring 35 Year Fellows at a gala dinner.


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04/07/2019

News

Termination of pregnancy is a right for every woman

In response to comments by Peter Dutton, we reassert our strongly-held position that all people, irrespective of their nationality or citizenship status, should be offered appropriate medical assessment and care.


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21/06/2019

News

RANZCOG strengthens ties with Indonesia

This commitment signals co-operation and good will in the region and is a win for women’s health and the specialty in the Asia-Pacific region.


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16/05/2019

News

Celebrating Nurses

With clinical skill and acumen, kindness and compassion, nurses underpin the medical system in every jurisdiction. Happy International Nurses Day


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12/05/2019

News

On Mother's Day we say thank you

Through pregnancy, childbirth and life-long parenting, mothers are emblematic of what it means to give, what it means to be selfless.


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12/05/2019

News

Decriminalising Abortion Fundamental to Effective Sexual and Reproductive Health

RANZCOG believes that abortion is an essential aspect of safe healthcare delivery and that it should be removed from the Criminal Code.


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03/05/2019

News

RANZCOG stands in solidarity with Sri Lanka

At a time of great suffering for the Sri Lankan people, we send our love, thoughts and prayers and pledge to stand alongside you during the time of healing.


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23/04/2019

News

Focusing on Gender Equity and Diversity

In response to heightened awareness of gender inequities and bias experienced by RANZCOG members, a Gender Equity and Diversity Working Group (GEDWG) has been established.


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12/04/2019

Women's Health

Management of shoulder dystocia by post axillary sling traction

A communiqué has been published outlining RANZCOG's stance on the management of shoulder dystocia by post axillary sling traction.


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10/04/2019

Women's Health

RANZCOG guidance on Abortion

In an effort to reinforce the principles of good medical practice and standards of ethical conduct, updated  resources on 'Abortion' have been released.


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10/04/2019

News

Support for our New Zealand Members

We send our thoughts, compassion and love to our Christchurch members and all New Zealanders. Your College cares for you and wishes that you stay safe.

 


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15/03/2019

News

International Women's Day - A Statement from the President

International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Recognising RANZCOG’s key role as an educational institution whose core mission is to improve women’s health outcomes, Dr Vijay Roach submitted the following statement:


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08/03/2019

News

Health Equity Key for New Zealand Women

Improved equity and access to women’s health services in New Zealand is a key focus of the New Zealand branch of The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists


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08/03/2019

News

RANZCOG members awarded honours on Australia Day

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists would like to congratulate the following Members for being awarded honours on Australia Day 2019:


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29/01/2019

News

Update to National Guidelines for the Management of Healthcare Workers Living with Blood Borne Viruses

Read the updated Guidelines for healthcare workers who perform exposure prone procedures and healthcare workers living with a blood borne virus.


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14/01/2019

News

Support for the Urgent Medical Treatment Bill from Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

RANZCOG supports the Urgent Medical Treatment Bill introduced in Parliament today


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03/12/2018

News

Colposcopy and Treatment Form for the National Cervical Screening Program

An updated version of the Colposcopy and Treatment form is available to order free of charge from the National Cervical Screening Program.


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03/12/2018

News

GP obstetricians integral providers of obstetric care in Australia

RANZCOG calls upon the Australian Government, State Health Departments and local hospitals to recognise the value of GPOs and retain their services to the obstetric community.


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29/11/2018

News

Care pathways for transvaginal mesh

The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care has released three care pathways for the management of POP, SUI and mesh complications.
 


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28/11/2018

News

Melissa Davey announced the winner of the 2017-2018 RANZCOG Media Award of Excellence

Melissa Davey, Bureau Chief of The Guardian, has been awarded the 2017–18 RANZCOG Media Award of Excellence for her outstanding reporting on the Emil Gayed case.
 


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30/10/2018

News

RANZCOG Supports Queensland Abortion Law Reforms

RANZCOG supports the Queensland Government legislative reforms to decriminalise abortion.


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19/10/2018

News

RANZCOG welcomes the Australian Government's response to the Senate report on transvaginal mesh

The College will undertake a review of the Government’s response and identify opportunities to work with all stakeholders in the best interests of women’s health. 


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11/10/2018

News

Women and Children Held in Detention: Call for Action

RANZCOG calls for meaningful action to be taken by the Australian Government. 


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11/10/2018

News

RANZCOG congratulates Nobel Peace Prize winners

RANZCOG President Dr Steve Robson warmly welcomes the news that the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict.


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06/10/2018

News

Record number of delegates at the RANZCOG 2018 ASM in Adelaide

More than 950 women’s health delegates gather at the Adelaide Convention Centre for the RANZCOG 2018 ASM.


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18/09/2018

News

FARE sponsor delegates to attend the RANZCOG 2018 ASM

Congratulations to the FARE competition winners.


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17/09/2018

Women's Health

RANZCOG launches ‘Innovate’ Reconciliation Action Plan at their Annual Scientific Meeting

On September 2018, the College launched the RANZCOG ‘Innovate’ Reconciliation Action Plan with the aim to improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women’s health by setting measurable goals, timelines and responsibilities and by building a framework to achieve its goals.


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15/09/2018

News

RANZCOG 2018 ASM: Pre-Meeting Workshops Day One

Day one of the RANZCOG 2018 ASM Pre-Meeting Workshops kick off today at the Convention Centre in Adelaide


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15/09/2018

News

In the media: Lack of surgical opportunities for trainees in Tasmania

Lack of beds for major surgery and limied surgical operation opportunities for trainee surgeons flagged as a problem by Tasmanian O&G specialist 


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29/08/2018

News

Important Changes to Subspecialties National Selection Process

Applications will now be open on 1 October 2018 and close 1 February 2019. 


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27/08/2018

News

AIWH report signals the need for government to increase financial support for couples planning for a family

The report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIWH) has found that half of Australians incur out-of-pocket costs.
 


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16/08/2018

News

RANZCOG calls for a National Register on implantable devices

RANZCOG supports the call for a unified, appropriately funded and independently run national register of implants.


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13/08/2018

Women's Health

Revised statement Prenatal screening and diagnostic testing for fetal chromosomal and genetic conditions (C-Obs 59)

During July Council week, the RANZCOG Council and Board approved revisions to the statement, Prenatal screening and diagnostic testing for fetal chromosomal and genetic conditions (C-Obs 59).


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13/08/2018

News

Submissions for RANZCOG 2017 - 2018 Media Award of Excellence now open

The Media Award of Excellence is open to journalists, reporters, and freelance writers with published pieces on women's health.


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30/07/2018

News

RANZCOG supports Queensland's law reform decriminalising abortion

The Queensland Law Reform Commission undertook a Review of Termination of Pregnancy Laws and have now released their report and recommendations.


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27/07/2018

News

Call for expressions of interest

Expressions of interest are invited for the Chair of the Recognition of Medical Specialties Sub-Committee


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17/07/2018

News

RANZCOG supports the 'Uluru Statement from the Heart'

The President and Board of RANZCOG demonstrate their commitment to health equity by adding their voice of support to the ‘Uluru Statement from the Heart’.


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03/07/2018

News

A message from He Hono Wāhine

RANZCOG congratulates Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on the safe arrival of her baby daughter.


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22/06/2018

News

RANZCOG Fellows awarded honours on the Queen’s Birthday

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists would like to congratulate our Fellows for being awarded honours on Australia Day 2018 for their crucial work in the field of obstetrics and gynaecology.
 


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12/06/2018

News

Women need clear, accurate and accessible information when making financial decisions about their healthcare

As a College, we fully support our patients being informed about all aspects of their care and that includes financial costs


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29/05/2018

Women's Health

Influenza vaccination during pregnancy

The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends that pregnant women receive the influenza vaccination or “flu shot” during any trimester of their pregnancy to protect themselves and their newborn babies from flu.


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24/05/2018

News

Research comparisons that do not reflect the Australian setting are not helpful to women

A recent article promoting research that suggests the place of birth has no significant impact on infant mortality for low-risk pregnancies is irrelevant to the Australian context.
 


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16/05/2018

News

Consultation on Standard Clinical Definitions

The Department of Health is consulting with interested stakeholders on the draft standard clinical definitions for private health insurance hospital treatment policies. 


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20/04/2018

News

RANZCOG welcomes final mesh report

The report delivered last night on the number of Australian women who have had transvaginal mesh implants highlighted that more needs to be done to protect the safety of women. The report is welcomed by RANZCOG and reflects concerns expressed by the College in its submission to Senate.


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29/03/2018

News

Private and public healthcare necessary for a functioning health system

A recent media report suggesting that private obstetricians charge out-of-pocket costs close to $13,000 is neither substantiated nor helpful to women deciding on a model of care that suits them.


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26/03/2018

Women's Health

Endometriosis Awareness Month

For the month of March, RANZCOG is helping to spread awareness about Endometriosis. 


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19/03/2018

News

Women at the heart of the National Women's Health Summit

An event hosted by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists gathered the top influencers in the women’s health sector to share, discuss and dissect the most pressing challenges facing Australian women


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02/03/2018

News

Voting is now open for the New Zealand Medical Council election

The Medical Council of New Zealand (Council) election closes on Friday, 23 March 2018.


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26/02/2018

News

Choosing Wisely national meeting – Call for abstracts

Choosing Wisely Australia is inviting abstract submissions that demonstrate innovations to address unnecessary healthcare for its second annual National Meeting in May.


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23/02/2018

News

Important Announcement: Trainee Written Examinations

A RANZCOG statement to Trainees yet to sit written examinations. 


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20/02/2018

News

Submissions for RANZCOG 2016 - 2017 Media Award of Excellence now open

The Media Award of Excellence is open to journalists, reporters, and freelance writers with published pieces on women's health.


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01/02/2018

Women's Health

Revised guidelines on sexual boundaries in doctor/patient relationships

The Medical Board of Australia has released a public consultation paper on the draft revised guidelines 'Sexual boundaries in the doctor-patient relationship'.

 

 


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01/02/2018

News

National Cervical Cancer Screening Program

Women under 25 do not need routine cervical screening under the National Cervical Screening Program. Read the latest Department of Health Newsflash.


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31/01/2018

News

RANZCOG Fellows and Honorary Fellow awarded honours on Australia Day

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists would like to congratulate our Fellows and Honorary Fellow for being awarded honours on Australia Day 2018.


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29/01/2018

News

Expressions of Interest – Choosing Wisely Advisory Group

Expressions of interest invited to be part of the Choosing Wisely Advisory Group


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19/01/2018

News

Is it too expensive to have a baby with private healthcare? There are a number of factors to consider

Out-of-pocket costs associated with  having a child has increased, but there are a number of contributing factors that need to be considered


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16/01/2018

News

A better way to quit

A digital edition of the publication can be viewed online and is a great resource for health workers and stakeholders working in indigenous women’s health


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16/01/2018

News

Cole’s Medical Practice in New Zealand – 2017 Edition Now Available

The 2017 Edition of Cole's Medical Practice in New Zealand is now available. 


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22/12/2017

News

National Cancer Screening Register

A quick-start guide to the NCSR for healthcare providers is now available.


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22/12/2017

News

Guide to Pregnancy and Work

A new Guide to Pregnancy and Work has been released by the Australasian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (AFOEM) of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP).


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22/12/2017

News

Highlighting the Prevention of Violence Against Women

Read about RANZCOG initiatives to raise awareness around Preventing Violence Against Women


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13/12/2017

News

RANZCOG strongly supports long-acting contraceptives

Large patient trials have demonstrated that these devices are very safe and effective at preventing pregnancy.


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13/12/2017

News

National Newborn Metabolic Screening Programme

Important information about the New Zealand National  Newborn Metabolic Screening Programme starting December 11


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11/12/2017

News

AIHW releases data on caesarean section in Australia

A recent report for the 2014-2015 period suggests caesarean section rates have stabilised in Australia


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07/12/2017

News

TGA removes transvaginal mesh products from Australian Register

Urgent need for good quality research to guide the appropriate use of mesh for vaginal prolapse


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30/11/2017

News

Important update: Renewal of National Cervical Screening Program

Self-collection of samples should not be offered to women with the commencement of the renewed program on 1 December 2017 until further notice.   


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28/11/2017

News

National Cervical Screening Program

Important information for clinical practice about the National Cervical Screening program, starting December 1.


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27/11/2017

Women's Health

Screening for Domestic Violence

RANZCOG Domestic Violence Communiqué


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15/11/2017

News

Acknowledging outstanding research at RANZCOG 2017 ASM

Each year at the RANZCOG ASM, the College acknowledges outstanding research that has been presented as a free communication, poster or oral presentation


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01/11/2017

Women's Health

Improving Women’s Health in the Pacific

Protecting and promoting women’s health is vital to the development of Pacific Island Countries and the Improving Women's Health in the Pacific document highlights key steps required to effect meaningful change.


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31/10/2017

News

RANZCOG and ACOG commit to formal collaboration to improve the health status of women and their families in all parts of the world

This letter of intent formalises a collaboration between ACOG and RANZCOG that aims to increase appropriate high-quality, accessible women’s healthcare and maternity services around the world


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31/10/2017

News

RANZCOG Board and Council welcome new Fellows to the specialty of O&G

The Auckland Town Hall was a flurry of excitement on Sunday evening with new Fellows anticipating the long awaited elevation to Fellowship


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30/10/2017

News

RANZCOG prioritises trainee wellbeing with the launch of the Trainee Support Unit

Trainee wellbeing high on the agenda at RANZCOG 2017 ASM in Auckland


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30/10/2017

News

More than 800 specialists and health professionals head to the RANZCOG 2017 ASM in Auckland

Specialists and health professionals from across the globe will participate in the three-day conference that has science at the heart of the program


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30/10/2017

News

Award-winning visual artist Deanne Gilson designs stole to be worn by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Fellows

For the first time at an ASM an Indigenous Fellow will wear a stole that features The Birthing Tree


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30/10/2017

Women's Health

Use of mesh for the surgical treatment of vaginal prolapse and urinary incontinence

There has been a great deal of interest and comment in both the mainstream and social media about the Senate Inquiry into the use of mesh as part of the surgical treatment of vaginal prolapse and urinary incontinence.


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29/10/2017

News

National Public Consultation on the Optimal Care Pathway for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with cancer

Feedback on the Optimal Care Pathway for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with cancer (OCP) is open until Friday 27 October 2017
 


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20/10/2017

News

Baby Loss Awareness

During the month of October, RANZCOG acknowledges families worldwide who pause to remember their lost infants and pregnancies

 


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16/10/2017

News

Obstetricians welcome Government reforms to Private Health Insurance

Professor Steve Robson welcomes reforms to Private Health Insurance (PHI) announced by the Australian Government


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13/10/2017

News

RANZCOG celebrates World Thrombosis Day

RANZCOG joins organisations worldwide to raise awareness about thrombosis

 


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13/10/2017

News

RANZCOG supports changes to codeine scheduling

Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has changed access to painkillers containing codeine to prescription-only. This will come into effect as of February 2018
 


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13/10/2017

News

RANZCOG Jean Murray Jones Scholarship 2018 – Applications Open

This Scholarship provides financial assistance to a FRANZCOG Advanced Trainee or RANZCOG Fellow to undertake training or professional development outside Western Australia (WA) in the field of women’s health


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11/10/2017

News

Proposed amendments to legislation to strengthen Medicare compliance

RANZCOG have been invited to contribute to the discussion on the proposed amendments to legislation.


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28/09/2017

News

RANZCOG endorses AHHA consensus statement

RANZCOG endorses AHHA consensus statement on reducing unintended pregnancy for Australian women through increased access to long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) methods


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28/09/2017

News

RANZCOG is proud to celebrate World Contraception Day 2017

Every September 26 marks one more step toward a world where every pregnancy is wanted. Voluntary use of contraceptives allows women to decide if and when to have a child – and empowers them to raise healthier and more prosperous families.


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26/09/2017

News

Medicare Safety Net Arrangements for New Obstetric Services

Changes to Medicare Benefit Schedule (MBS) Obstetric services will improve the care and mental health screening for women during pregnancy and the postnatal period.


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22/09/2017

News

Joint Statement on neuraxial connectors and ISO 80369-6:2016

The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC) and the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) recently released a Joint statement on neuraxial connectors and ISO 80369-6:2016.


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21/09/2017

News

New NHS cerebral palsy claims report

Five years of cerebral palsy claims in the NHS - A thematic review of NHS Resolution data (September 2017)


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20/09/2017

News

Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Grant Opportunities

Applications are now open for the first two competitive grant opportunities for the MRFF, which are being run by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).


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19/09/2017

News

RANZCOG Statement: Same-sex marriage

The Board of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) has today released the following statement in support of same-sex marriage (SSM).


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18/09/2017

News

Council of Presidents of Medical Colleges respond to review of accreditation within the NRAS

Read the Council of Presidents of Medical Colleges media release   


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18/09/2017

News

Migrant and Refugee Women’s Health Partnership releases the Cultural Competence in Professional Education, Training and Standard Setting for Clinicians Report

This report consolidates the findings of the scoping work undertaken by the Partnership


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15/09/2017

News

RANZCOG National Case Note Review Booklet

Developed in collaboration with the Australia and New Zealand Audit of Surgical Mortality, the National Case Note Review Booklet Vol 1  highlights some of the difficult challenges  clinicians face in caring for their patients


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05/09/2017

News

Hazard alert issued for Essure contraceptive device

A hazard alert has been issued for Essure. Australasian Medical and Science Ltd are recalling unused stock and withdrawing the device from the Australian market  


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01/09/2017

News

New Principles of Cancer Survivorship support health and wellbeing of people living with cancer

Cancer Australia have released the Principles of Cancer Survivorship a national framework to guide policy, planning and health system responses to cancer survivorship


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21/08/2017

News

New research suggesting vitamin B3 can prevent miscarriage and fetal abnormality should be taken with caution

Without further controlled studies, this claim has the potential to do more harm than good


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11/08/2017

News

Patient Blood Management Guidelines survey

A short survey has been developed to gain an insight on the blood sector’s awareness and uptake of the Patient Blood Management Guidelines


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11/08/2017

News

ACCC Report on the Private Health Insurance Industry

The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) has released its 2015-16 Annual Report to the Australian Senate on the private health insurance industry


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24/07/2017

News

Release of the new FIGO 2017 misoprostol-only dosage chart

FIGO has released a revised misoprostol-only dosage chart detailing information on recommended dosages of misoprostol when used alone for a variety of gynecologic and obstetric indications


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07/07/2017

News

Restriction changes enable gynaecologists to administer botox for IOAB treatment

The new change enables gynaecologists to provide this service previously restricted to urologists and urogynaecologists


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06/07/2017

News

Promoting influenza vaccination to pregnant women

The Department of Health has released educational videos for health professionals and consumers highlighting the risks associated with influenza during pregnancy and the benefit of receiving the vaccination
 


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15/06/2017

News

National Cervical Screening Program interim arrangements and Frequently Asked Questions

The Department of Health has developed a number of resources for health care professionals as a result of the delay of the National Cervical Screening Program


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14/06/2017

News

Lawrence-Brennan Inaugural Essay Competition

The annual award is open to advanced trainees and recent Fellows within all medical and surgical specialties, and lawyers (Barristers and Solicitors) under five years admission


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01/06/2017

News

Historic agreement signed today

Historic Partnership Agreement between Australia’s Specialist Colleges, the Australian Government, and other peak bodies for Indigenous Health a key step in implementing the Government’s National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan 2013- 2023


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31/05/2017

News

Revised Position Statement on Midurethral Slings (C-Gyn 32)

The revised statement has recently undergone review and revision and is now available for viewing online


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30/05/2017

News

Support the Big Mother’s Day Card campaign

RANZCOG has launched the Big Mother’s Day campaign as a springboard initiative to developing solutions and building partnerships to help Close the Gap in Indigenous Health


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12/05/2017

News

Medical Council of New Zealand Statements

Recent revisions have been made to some MCNZ Statements


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12/05/2017

News

Patient Blood Management Guidelines

The Patient Blood Management Guideline modules have now been completed. Electronic versions can be accessed through the National Blood Authority website


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12/05/2017

News

Tighter regulations to be applied to painkillers containing codeine

From February 2018 painkillers containing codeine will no longer be available over the counter


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04/05/2017

News

Chaperone Review Report now available

The report is now publicly available on the National Health Practitioner Ombudsman and Privacy Commissioner website


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01/05/2017

News

Interim arrangements for the National Cervical Screening Program

To ensure Australia’s highly effective National Cervical Screening Program (NCSP) continues the Department of Health has developed interim arrangements until the renewed NCSP is implemented from 1 December 2017.


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27/04/2017

News

Released: Revised ART guidelines

NHMRC has today released the revised Ethical guidelines on the use of assisted reproductive technology in clinical practice and research (ART guidelines)


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20/04/2017

News

Consultation survey: review of EQuIPNational

Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS) is reviewing the current EQuIPNational program. Feedback submissions regarding the revised program will close soon on Monday 24 April 2017.


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19/04/2017

News

Release of Chaperone Review Report

The Medical Board of Australia (MBA) and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) has commissioned an independent review into the use of chaperones to protect patients in Australia


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13/04/2017

News

Interruption to the supply of Cyklokapron

Notification from Pfizer has been received by the College regarding the current interruption to the supply of oral Cyklokapron (tranexamic acid)


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04/04/2017

News

Medical Colleges discuss closing the gap with Minister for Indigenous Health

Medical Colleges show their commitment to closing the gap in Indigenous Health at a round table discussion hosted by the Hon Ken Wyatt, Minister for Aged Care and Indigenous Health


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31/03/2017

News

Assisted Reproductive Treatment Amendment Act 2016 (VIC)

As of 1 March 2017, all donor-conceived Victorians will have the right to access available identifying information about their donors.
 


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30/03/2017

News

The National Strategy on Climate, Health and Well-being for Australia Framework draft available for public consultation

Feedback on the approach outlined in the draft Framework can be submitted up until Friday 7 April 2017.


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21/03/2017

News

Notification of interruption to supply

Please be advised of an impending interruption to the supply of PROSTIN® E2 VAGINAL GEL 2 mg (dinoprostone)


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20/03/2017

News

RELEASED: National Cervical Screening Program 2016 Guidelines and online education modules

Whilst the renewed National Cervical Screening Program (NCSP) has been delayed until December 2017 due to issues with establishing the Registry, the associated educational materials have been released.


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15/03/2017

News

National Framework for Gynaecological Cancer Control

The National Framework identifies priority areas for action across the gynaecological cancer control continuum, including prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment, follow-up, supportive and palliative care, and research.


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14/03/2017

News

Joint statements on standards of quality care for mothers and newborns

Four joint statements on standards of quality care for mothers and newborns recently released at the launch of Network for Improving Quality of Care for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health


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10/03/2017

News

Group B Streptococcus survey on antenatal testing and intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis policies

Health care professionals working in child and maternal health are invited to take part in a survey that is being conducted by an international group of clinicians working on mapping the GBS disease.


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09/03/2017

News

2017 Jeannie Ferris Cancer Australia Recognition Award

Cancer Australia is calling for nominations for the 2017 Jeannie Ferris Cancer Australia Recognition Award acknowledging outstanding contribution to improving outcomes for women with gynaecological cancers.


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09/03/2017

News

2017 National Forum on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C)

A National Forum on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) hosted by Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health will facilitate critical discussions on the approaches and actions required to eliminate FGM/C.


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09/03/2017

News

Feedback invited - Therapeutic Goods Association (TGA) Special Access Scheme (SAS) and Authorised Prescriber (AP) Scheme

The TGA is undertaking public consultation on some changes to policy for SAS and AP schemes.


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02/03/2017

News

Australia’s National Cancer Screening Register delayed

The Department of Health has released an official statement advising that the start date for Australia’s first National Cancer Screening Register has been delayed.


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27/02/2017

News

Nominations are now open for the 2017 AMA Public Health Awards

The AMA Public Health Awards acknowledges the outstanding contribution of doctors and associated health groups to health care and public health.


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24/02/2017

News

RANZCOG welcomes Government investment into sexual and reproductive health in the Indo-Pacific region

The SPRINT program assists women and girls to stay healthy, remain in education, and participate equally in society and the economy when communities recover from crises. 


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17/02/2017

News

Queensland abortion law reform

RANZCOG strongly supports legislation to decriminalise and regulate abortion in Queensland.


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15/02/2017

News

College issues apology at Doctors in Denial book launch

The New Zealand Committee of RANZCOG deeply regrets the events referred to by Professor Jones, are sorry for the harm suffered by the women, as well as the effects it had on them and their families, and extends our heartfelt sympathy towards them all.
 


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14/02/2017

News

AMA 2017 Public Health Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2017 Australian Medical Association (AMA) Public Health Awards


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14/02/2017

News

RANZCOG members among Australia Day honours

View a list of RANZCOG members honoured in the Australia Day celebrations.


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01/02/2017

News

Sri Lanka College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists to celebrate 50 years

To commemorate this occasion, SLCOG are hosting an international conference organised in collaboration with FIGO, AOFOG and SAFOG.


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31/01/2017

News

RANZCOG media award recipient announced

The College is pleased to announce Megan Howe, a Sydney-based medical writer, as the 2015-2016 recipient of the RANZCOG Media Award of Excellence.


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20/01/2017

News

Collaboration the key to improving maternity services

RANZCOG is surprised and disappointed at the lack of representation of specialist obstetricians on the Maternity Care Policy Working Group.


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20/12/2016

News

Trainee named Registrar of the Year

The College congratulates Dr Supuni Kapurubandara who has received the Registrar of the Year Award as part of the 2016 Doctors-in-Training Awards.
 


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14/12/2016

News

Campaign launch: Together We Can

The Campaign Together We Can calls for support to ensure women and babies everywhere receive the care they need.
 


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13/12/2016

News

Serious Transfusion Incident Reporting system

The Blood Matters Serious Transfusion Incident Reporting (STIR) system is a central reporting system for serious adverse events with transfusion of fresh blood or blood components.


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09/12/2016

News

National Blood Authority Grants

The National Blood Authority has commenced a Research and Development Pilot Project to be completed over the next four years, over two grant rounds. Applications for round two are now open.
 


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08/12/2016

News

2017 Young Gynaecologist Award recipients announced

The College is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 RANZCOG Shan S Ratnam YGA Awards. 
 


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07/12/2016

News

RANZCOG 2016 Pacific Midwifery Leadership Fellowship Program

Senior midwives from the Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea and Kiribati participated in a six week program hosted by two Sydney based hospitals.
 


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06/12/2016

News

Survey: National Framework for Maternity Services for Australia

Members are encouraged to participate in this survey that will inform the early stages Framework design.


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01/12/2016

News

College President responds to critique of RANZCOG Statement on homebirth

Read Prof Robson's response to the article featured in MJA Insight this week.


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29/11/2016

News

Consultation Open: Heavy Menstrual Bleeding Clinical Care Standard

The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care is currently seeking comments on the draft Clinical Care Standard on Heavy Menstrual Bleeding. 


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28/11/2016

News

Coronial findings point to accidental drug overdose of trainee

The College is saddened to report the findings of a recent coronial inquest into the death of RANZCOG trainee.


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25/11/2016

News

Cancer Australia releases new resources for men with breast cancer

Cancer Australia has released a website and a flyer to provide information about breast cancer in men, including symptoms, risk factors, treatment, living with cancer and finding support.


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25/11/2016

News

FIGO Committee for Women's Health and Human Rights share their mission and plan of action

Read about the direction of the newly named FIGO Committee in their latest newsletter.
 


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25/11/2016

News

New Cancer Australia Statement identifies ‘what ought to be done’ in breast cancer

To address the unwarranted variation that not all breast cancer patients are receiving the most appropriate care, Cancer Australia have developed a Statement on Influencing Best Practice in Breast Cancer.


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25/11/2016

News

Mandatory reporting to the Chief Medical Officer – Survey for Colposcopists

Under the National Cancer Screening Register Act 2016 (NCSR Act), from 1 May 2017, colposcopists will be required to report prescribed information to the Chief Medical Officer through the Register.


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25/11/2016

News

Revalidation - a much needed discussion

An audience of thirty-five RANZCOG members, as well as College House staff, attended a Council Forum to discuss the highly topical issue of revalidation as part of the Medical Board of Australia consultation process.
 


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25/11/2016

News

Talking about clinical variation

Today RANZCOG President Prof Steve Robson and CEO Alana Killen met with the team from the Australian Commission for Quality and Safety in Health Care, to discuss the Atlas of Clinical Variation and its implications for gynaecology practice in Australia.


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25/11/2016

News

Migrant and Refugee Women's Health Initiative Launch

The Migrant and Refugee Women’s Health Initiative was officially launched by Federal Health Minister, the Hon Sussan Ley MP, at an event co-hosted by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and Migration Council Australia.
 


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17/11/2016

News

RANZCOG releases new Patient Information Pamphlets

This new resource is aligned with the College’s Statements and Guidelines, and provides clinicians and women with accessible and up-to-date information about pregnancy and childbirth and gynaecology.
 


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17/11/2016

News

2015–16 RANZCOG Media Award of Excellence nominations now open

The RANZCOG Media Award of Excellence is open to all eligible journalists, reporters and freelance writers representing a print, radio, television or internet media outlet in Australia or New Zealand. Applications close Monday 12 December 2016.


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08/11/2016

Women's Health

Health of Women Seeking Asylum, Refugees and Women Held in Detention

RANZCOG has released a new position statement addressing the health of women seeking asylum, refugees, and women held in detention.


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26/10/2016

News

Optimal Cancer Care Pathways

The Department of Health has released information on 15 tumour specific Optimal Cancer Care Pathways (OCPs) that have been endorsed through the Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council and the Council of Australian Governments’ (COAG) Health Council and are being implemented nationally.


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24/10/2016

News

Choosing wisely

Choosing Wisely Australia is a campaign led by Australia’s medical colleges and professional societies to improve resource use in healthcare.


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24/10/2016

News

Reforms to the MSAC Process

The Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC) is an independent non-statutory committee established by the Australian Government Minister for Health, which appraises new medical services proposed for public funding and provides advice to Government.
 


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18/10/2016

News

O&G teams compete for the title of SimWars champion

The RANZCOG 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting will play host to the first SimWars competition to ever be conducted at a RANZCOG ASM.
 


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17/10/2016

News

RANZCOG ‘East Meets West’ Annual Scientific Meeting kicks off in Perth

More than 700 O&G delegates including specialists, trainees and medical professionals from across Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific will be attending this year’s RANZCOG ‘East Meets West’ Annual Scientific Meeting.
 


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17/10/2016

News

Hormonal Contraception and Depression

A study recently published in JAMA Psychiatry linking hormonal contraception with depression1 has led to media interest and may raise concerns among women using, or thinking of using, hormonal contraceptives.


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12/10/2016

News

Obstetricians and Gynaecologists join with Surgeons to build Respect

RANZCOG and RACS have signed a Letter of Agreement in a show of collaboration toward building respect in the medical workplace and eliminating discrimination, bullying and sexual harassment (DBSH).


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03/10/2016

News

TGA Statutory Advisory Committees – Specialist Advisor Vacancies

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) are seeking expressions of interest from professionals with expertise in relevant scientific & medical fields or appropriate consumer issues to support their functions as a best practice regulator.


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21/09/2016

News

Cervical Quality Improvement Program (C-QuIP) & the renewed National Cervical Screening Program

Colposcopy is used primarily to assess the cervix following an abnormal cervical screening test. It is a relatively simple technical procedure, practised by many O&G specialists.


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19/09/2016

News

Delivery of Chiropractic Therapies to the Unborn Child

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) is aware that some chiropractors are advertising and attempting to turn breech babies in utero using the “Webster Technique”.


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16/09/2016

News

Better Care Victoria - Emerging Leaders' Clinical Advisory Committee Expressions of interest for membership

Better Care Victoria has been established to deliver and sustain the highest quality of care for Victorian patients through the identification, scaling and embedding of innovation across the Victorian health system.


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08/09/2016

News

Applications are now open for the 2017 RANZCOG Shan S. Ratnam Young Gynaecologist Award (YGA)

Applications are now open for the 2017 RANZCOG Shan S. Ratnam Young Gynaecologist Award (YGA). One award will be made to an Australian and one award will be made to a New Zealand member of RANZCOG.


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02/09/2016

News

New Clinical Guidance for the Management of Lobular Carcinoma in Situ

Cancer Australia has released new clinical guidance to assist health professionals in the management of women diagnosed with lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS).


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29/08/2016

News

Newly Appointed Members to the GP Obstetrics Advisory Committee, 2016 to 2018

The following Diplomates have been elected onto the RANZCOG GP Obstetrics Advisory Committee in line with the Tenth RANZCOG Council (to take effect from November 2016)


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26/08/2016

News

Is paracetamol safe to use during pregnancy?

The use of acetaminophen, more commonly known as paracetamol, during pregnancy has recently come into question following a new study examining the possible link between behavioural problems in children and their mother’s prenatal paracetamol use.


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18/08/2016

News

Response to the Health Committee of New Zealand House of Representatives Report on Surgical Mesh

On 1 June 2016, the Health Committee of the New Zealand House of Representatives released a report in response to a petition by two patients that have experienced complications from surgical mesh.


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16/08/2016

Women's Health

Zika Virus

Over the past few months, there have been several news reports of the rapidly evolving situation regarding the Zika virus


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07/08/2016

News

Position Statement: Official Statement on the Infant Viability Bill (Victoria) From The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) strongly opposes Victorian Member for Western Metropolitan, Dr Rachel Carling-Jenkin’s Infant Viability Bill 2015.


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25/05/2016

Women's Health

Joint RANZCOG/ACM Announcement: Ebola Information

This notification is released jointly by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) and the Australian College of Midwives (ACM).


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28/04/2016

News

Diagnosis of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) in Australia

For over 20 years, the diagnosis of GDM in Australia has been derived from an ad hoc consensus, based on very limited data available at that time.


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28/04/2016

News

Launceston hosts the RANZCOG 2016 Tasmanian/Victorian Scientific Meeting for Obstetricians and Gynaecologists – O&G: The New Generation

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) will be holding their annual conference over the weekend in Launceston, Tasmania


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28/02/2016

News

Launceston hosts the RANZCOG 2016 Tasmanian/Victorian Scientific Meeting for Obstetricians and Gynaecologists – O&G: The New Generation

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) will be holding their annual conference over the weekend in Launceston, Tasmania.


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26/02/2016

News

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists 2016 Tasmanian-Victorian Annual Scientific Meeting

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) and the Organising Committee of the 2016 Tasmanian-Victorian Annual Scientific Meeting wish to make the following statement with respect to the debate topic that had been listed on the meeting program and created significant controversy in the media.


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04/01/2016

Women's Health

Vaginal Seeding

Many women have heard about, and may be interested in, the practice of ‘seeding’.


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04/01/2016

News

Mid-urethral tapes for genuine stress incontinence

Many Fellows will be aware that ‘class action’ legal proceedings are underway regarding mesh and, possibly, mid-urethral tapes.


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25/09/2015

Women's Health

DNA-based Noninvasive Prenatal Testing for Fetal Aneuploidy

This College communiqué on DNA-based Noninvasive Prenatal Testing for Fetal Aneuploidy reflects emerging clinical and scientific advances as of the date issued and is subject to change.


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28/04/2015