RCOG new guidance aimed at healthcare professionals not just GPs, says RCGP

Publication date: 22 June 2016

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists issued new guidance today for healthcare professionals to provide more support for pregnant women, but national papers have focused on GPs.

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists issued new guidance today aimed at healthcare professionals to provide more support for women affected by ‘morning sickness’ during pregnancy.

The RCOG has made it clear that this applies to the multi-disciplinary team and healthcare professionals in general. Despite this, some national newspapers have focused on GPs specifically.

‘Morning sickness’ can have a severe impact on a woman’s wellbeing, so while it is important our patients are given the care they need during this stage of pregnancy, this falls on a range of healthcare professionals, not just GPs.

GPs are highly trained to treat the whole person, and this includes providing the appropriate care women need when affected by the symptoms of morning sickness during pregnancy.

  

Further Information

RCGP Press office: 020 3188 7574/7575/7633/7410
Out of hours: 0203 188 7659
press@rcgp.org.uk

Notes to editor

The Royal College of General Practitioners is a network of more than 52,000 family doctors working to improve care for patients. We work to encourage and maintain the highest standards of general medical practice and act as the voice of GPs on education, training, research and clinical standards.

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