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Workplace and workforce issues

Information and resources to support doctors in the workplace

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Workplace Behaviour Toolkit

This toolkit contains a wealth of resource within 8 modules, which are designed to be user-centred.

It includes tools to:

  • support the development of positive workplace culture
  • support you when you encounter poor workplace behaviours
  • strengthen your skills and confidence in 'speaking up'
  • promote an understanding of what poor workplace behaviour looks like and its impact on individuals, teams, organisations and importantly our patients.

Read more and find useful resources


O&G Workforce reports

Roles and Responsibilities of a Consultant – Workforce Report June 2021

This workforce report replaces the RCOG Good Practice Paper ‘Responsibility of Consultant On-call’.

O&G Workforce status report 2018

Read the O&G Workforce report 2018

O&G Workforce status report 2017

Read the O&G Workforce report 2017

Workforce planning – RCOG census

The College's annual workforce census


Workplace issues

Safe staffing

Guidance to improve support for doctors, employers and staff

Later Career and Retirement Report

Retaining O&G doctors in the workforce for longer

Support and resources for AAC Assessors

The AAC Assessor process, guidance for Assessors, and how to apply

Improving workplace behaviours

The College's work to address undermining behaviours (e.g. bullying) in the workplace

Supporting our Doctors

Ensuring doctors are supported to deliver the highest levels of care

Return to Work Toolkit

Information, resources and practical guidance on returning to work

High Court ruling on GMC v Bawa-Garba

The RCOG's response to the Bawa-Garba ruling, with useful links and resources


Workforce planning and development

Consultant job planning

Advice on supporting professional activities in the job planning process

Consultant job description approval

Process to gain RCOG approval for a consultant job description



Elsewhere on the site

Advice and support for trainees
Trainee-specific information and guidance about workplace issues such as undermining
Invited reviews policy
How the College responds to requests to undertake reviews of O&G services or individual practice