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Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 271438, tabled on 1 July 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant of his Answer of 16 May 2019 to Question 252526 on the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, what steps his Department takes to ensure that no conflict of interest occurs in the drafting of clinical guidelines on abortion procedures by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

Answered on

4 July 2019

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) is a professional membership association, independent of Government. The RCOG produces guidelines as an aid to good clinical practice and as the national medical authority on abortion, they are best placed to determine the content of guidance based on published evidence.

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