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Develop and maintain your O&G skills

This page provides information about the benefits of becoming an RCOG Associate.

You can view the full list of Associate benefits here. 

Best practice

We encourage all our members to remain up to date and do their best for their patients. We produce guidance to aid good clinical practice and patient safety. We also publish papers on emerging or controversial scientific issues with the implications for your future practice.

View our latest guidance:

The MaternityPEARLS eLearning package

This has been developed to enhance clinicians’ knowledge and skills in the assessment, repair and postnatal management of episiotomy and second degree tear associated with childbirth.

Topics covered include:

  1. Anatomy
  2. Basic surgical skills
  3. Theory of an episiotomy
  4. Identification and classification of perineal trauma
  5. Continuous technique using Keele and Staffs episiotomy trainer
  6. Repair of episiotomy using the continuous suturing technique – real life
  7. Postnatal perineal repair.


Containing videos demonstrations and detailed information relating to this topic, this eLearning resource is recommended for clinicians/health professionals with an interest in this area. This resource is FREELY AVAILABLE to all RCOG Associates.

Keep up to date on the latest news and issues

By becoming an RCOG Associate you will have access to regular updates including our monthly e-newsletter with the latest O&G and RCOG news and activities.

You will also receive online access to our membership magazine with case studies and news from around the world.

Benefits of Associate membership

View all the benefits of Associate membership, including access to our specialist professional development programme.

Apply to become an RCOG Associate

Complete this online form to become an RCOG Associate and join a global network of experienced O&G practitioners

Elsewhere on the site

Membership categories
See the full list of membership categories offered by the RCOG
DRCOG (Diploma)
Find out more about the College’s DRCOG exam, aimed primarily at GPs