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Patient Information Committee

Meeting dates (9.30 start)


Quarterly (3x virtual meetings and 1x face-to-face meeting at the RCOG)


  • Tuesday 5 December


Reporting mechanism

The Patient Information Committee reports to the RCOG Clinical Quality Assurance Group (CQAG)  Clinical Quality Assurance Committee (CQAC) and Clinical Quality Board.

Meeting frequency



The Patient Information Committee produces high quality evidence-based patient information derived mainly (but not solely) from RCOG Green-top Guidelines and NICE guidance. The information produced is designed to:

  • provide objective, up to date, relevant information about conditions, diseases, treatments, procedures
  • empower women and those using obstetric and gynaecology services to make informed decisions about their health and healthcare
  • reflect accurately the content of the source document (e.g. RCOG or NICE guidance)
  • supplement source document with other essential information
  • reflect the views collated through the peer review and consumer pilot processes
  • support busy professionals by providing high quality evidence-based information to reinforce that given verbally, e.g. at consultations, pre- and post- procedures.


  • Chair – Dr Rosemary Howell
  • Vice Chair - Vacant
  • 4 RCOG Member /Fellow representatives
  • 2 RCOG Trainee representatives
  • 1 Midwife representative
  • 1 Nurse representative                                            
  • 2 RCOG Women’s Network representatives           
  • RCOG – Director, Clinical Quality    
  • Patient Information Assistant Editor
  • Head of Quality Improvement
  • Head of Guidance
  • Guidance Editorial Manager
  • Guidance Programme Manager
  • Head of Patient and Public Involvement
  • RCOG Communications team representative

Committee Secretary

Please send all correspondence to the committee secretary.


Tel: +44 20 7772 6311