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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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Labour Ward Solutions (Good Practice No. 10)
This document provides guidance for those responsible for implementing the expansion of consultant presence on the labour ward.
Published 26/01/2010
Vaccination Against Cervical Cancer (Scientific Impact Paper No. 9)
This Scientific Impact Paper has been archived. Please refer to the Department of Health for up-to-date information.
Published 20/11/2009
Vitamin Supplementation in Pregnancy (Scientific Impact Paper No. 16)
This Scientific Impact Paper has been archived.
Published 19/10/2009
Management of Unscheduled Bleeding in Women Using Hormonal Contraception
This guidance brings together evidence and expert opinion on the management of unscheduled bleeding (breakthrough bleeding, spotting, prolonged or frequent bleeding) in women using hormonal contraception.
Published 09/10/2009
Vaginal Surgery for Prolapse (Consent Advice No. 5)
This paper provides advice for clinicians in obtaining the consent of women undergoing vaginal surgery for prolapse.
Published 01/10/2009
Caesarean Section (Consent Advice No. 7)
This paper provides advice for clinicians in obtaining consent of a woman undergoing caesarean section.
Published 01/10/2009
Improving Patient Safety: Risk Management for Maternity and Gynaecology (Clinical Governance Advice No. 2)
This document provides clinical governance advice on managing risk within obstetrics and gynaecology services.
Published 09/09/2009
When to suspect child maltreatment (NICE clinical guideline 89)
This guidance provides a summary of clinical features associated with child maltreatment (alerting features) that may be observed when a child presents to healthcare professionals.
Published 01/07/2009
The Future Workforce in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
This report makes recommendations for the future workforce needs of the specialty of obstetrics and gynaecology in England and Wales.
Published 24/06/2009
Gynaecology: Emergency Services Standards of Practice and Service Organisation (Good Practice No. 9)
This guidance sets out the principles for service organisation and delivery of emergency gynaecology.
Published 15/06/2009