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Guidelines

The RCOG produces guidelines as an aid to good clinical practice. Our guidelines present recognised methods and techniques for clinical practice, based on published evidence, for consideration by obstetricians/gynaecologists and other relevant health professionals. Find out more about the different types of guideline we publish.

All guidelines on this website are current and remain so until replaced. Find out how to access previous versions of guidelines.

You can browse all of our guidelines below, or search for guidelines by type, by subject or by keyword.

We also publish a range of patient information leaflets.

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Tomorrow’s Specialist
This report describes how future consultants will work in teams delivering high-quality women’s health care, and proposes innovative and rewarding ways of working.
Published 20/09/2012
Antibiotics for early-onset neonatal infection (NICE clinical guideline 149)
This clinical guideline offers evidence-based advice on the use of antibiotics to prevent and treat early-onset neonatal infection (that is, infection with onset within 72 hours of birth).
Published 01/08/2012
Spasticity in children and young people with non-progressive brain disorders (NICE clinical guideline 145)
This clinical guideline offers evidence-based advice on the management of spasticity and co-existing motor disorders and their early musculoskeletal complications.
Published 01/07/2012
Perinatal Risks Associated with IVF (Scientific Impact Paper No. 8)
This paper examines the evidence regarding the outcomes of pregnancy, delivery and early childhood associated with conception by IVF and associated procedures.
Published 06/06/2012
Endometrial Cancer in Obese Women (Scientific Impact Paper No. 32)
This paper reviews the evidence for the treatment of endometrial cancer in light of the increasing proportion of obese women with this disease.
Published 06/06/2012
Hospital Episode Statistics as a Source of Information on Safety and Quality in Gynaecology to Support Revalidation
This report assesses whether Hospital Episode Statistics could be used to evaluate gynaecologists’ practice as part of revalidation.
Published 24/05/2012
Chronic Pelvic Pain, Initial Management (Green-top Guideline No. 41)
This guideline provides an evidence-based summary for the generalist to facilitate appropriate investigation and management of women presenting for the first time with chronic pelvic pain.
Published 23/05/2012
Patient-reported Outcome Measures in Gynaecology (Scientific Impact Paper No. 31)
This Scientific Impact Paper has been archived.
Published 02/05/2012
Sepsis in Pregnancy, Bacterial (Green-top Guideline No. 64a)
This guideline covers the recognition and management of serious bacterial illness in the antenatal and intrapartum periods and its management in secondary care.
Published 25/04/2012
Sepsis following Pregnancy, Bacterial (Green-top Guideline No. 64b)
This guideline provides guidance in the management of sepsis in the puerperium (sepsis developing after birth until 6 weeks postnatally).
Published 25/04/2012