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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.

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The Role of Emergency and Elective Interventional Radiology in Postpartum Haemorrhage (Good Practice No. 6)
This guidance addresses the use of early interventional radiology in the prevention and management of postpartum haemorrhage.
Published 01/06/2007
Heavy menstrual bleeding (NICE clinical guideline 44)
Heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB) is defined as excessive menstrual blood loss which interferes with a woman's physical, social, emotional and/or material quality of life. It can occur alone or in combination with other symptoms.
Published 01/01/2007
Early Pregnancy Loss, Management (Green-top Guideline No. 25)
This guideline has been archived. Please see the NICE guideline on ectopic pregnancy and miscarriage.
Published 01/10/2006
Endometriosis, Investigation and Management (Green-top Guideline No. 24)
This guideline has been archived. Please see the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) guideline on this topic.
Published 01/10/2006
Umbilical Cord Blood Banking (Scientific Impact Paper No. 2)
This paper provides advice on various issues related to cord blood banking, including the science, clinical use, safety and legal issues.
Published 01/06/2006
Amniocentesis (Consent Advice No. 6)
This paper provides advice for clinicians in obtaining consent of women undergoing amniocentesis.
Published 01/05/2006
Severe Pre-eclampsia/Eclampsia, Management (Green-top Guideline No. 10A)
This guideline has been archived. Please see the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guideline on hypertension.
Published 01/03/2006
The Future Role of the Consultant
This report outlines how the service of the future can be provided and indicates the workforce and training that will be required to achieve this.
Published 01/12/2005
Registration of Stillbirths and Certification for Pregnancy Loss Before 24 Weeks of Gestation (Good Practice No. 4)
This guidance provides a statement on the interpretation and implementation of the registration law where the fetus dies in utero before 24 weeks but is expelled from the mother after 24 weeks of gestation.
Published 01/01/2005
Disposal following Pregnancy Loss before 24 Weeks of Gestation (Good Practice No. 5)
This document has been archived. Please see the Human Tissue Authority (HTA) guidance on the disposal of pregnancy remains following pregnancy loss or termination.
Published 01/01/2005