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Educational and support resources for coronavirus (COVID-19)

A range of educational and support resources are available for women’s healthcare professionals. Please check this page regularly as more information will be added over time.

COVID-19 guidance webinar

On Tuesday 14 July, the College held a COVID-19 webinar, on the impact of the pandemic on clinicians and maternity service users. Please note: you will need to be a Member of the College to watch this content.

eLearning

All RCOG eLearning modules in the ‘Core knowledge’ category, and selected modules in the ‘Advanced training’ category, are currently free to access for everyone. Find out more at RCOG eLearning. The ‘Infectious diseases’ tutorial includes a section dedicated to COVID-19 and pregnancy.

Health Education England (HEE) has developed a coronavirus eLearning programme to help the health and care workforce respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Returning to work

Read our guidance to support retired O&G professionals returning to practice during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Maternity Emergencies update training package

This Maternity Emergencies Update training package, a collection of resources curated by Cathy Winter and Tim Draycott, can be used as a short update for maternity staff (medical and midwifery) who are new to the maternity unit or have been recently redeployed to a different maternity clinical area.

The BJOG COVID-19 Resource Centre

A collection of useful and credible links to selected guidelines, registries, primary sources, systematic reviews and websites, curated by the editors. The list of resources is updated weekly.

Literature

The RCOG Library team produces a weekly list of articles on Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection and pregnancy from several databases (Pubmed, Embase, Maternity & Infant Care, WHO Global literature on coronavirus disease and the preprint server medRXiv). Most coronavirus research is open access, and links to the full text are included.

Mental health and wellbeing

The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC) has set up a webpage listing resources to support the mental health and wellbeing of healthcare professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Staffing O&G units

The RCOG has developed staffing options for obstetrics and gynaecology services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Supporting Our Doctors

Supporting the O&G workforce and ensuring doctors are equipped and able to deliver the highest levels of care to women and girls is a key priority for the RCOG. Find out more in our Supporting Our Doctors pages.

Other support resources

Other resources and services to support our members during the COVID-19 pandemic are currently in development.

Message of support from the RCOG Women’s Network

The RCOG Women’s Network has written a message of support, thanking all RCOG Fellows, Members, Trainees and Associates for their dedication and commitment to women’s healthcare during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the message from the Women’s Network.

 

Related information

General COVID-19 information