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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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Esmya (ulipristal acetate) - MHRA safety alert
This patient safety alert has been archived. Please see Suspension of ulipristal acetate for uterine fibroids during ongoing EMA review of liver injury risk.
Published 12/02/2018
Multiple Pregnancy Following Assisted Reproduction (Scientific Impact Paper No. 22)
This paper discusses the increase in the multiple pregnancy rate as a result of assisted reproduction and the implications.
Published 02/02/2018
Surgical Management of Miscarriage and Removal of Persistent Placental or Fetal Remains (Consent Advice No. 10 – Joint with AEPU)
This paper provides advice for clinicians in obtaining consent of women undergoing surgical evacuation of the uterus for early pregnancy loss.
Published 18/01/2018
Congenital Cytomegalovirus Infection: Update on Treatment (Scientific Impact Paper No. 56)
This Scientific Impact Paper summarises the issues around screening, diagnosis and treatment of CMV in pregnancy, utilising the best available evidence and highlighting recent advances.
Published 15/11/2017
The Effect of Surgery for Endometriomas on Fertility (Scientific Impact Paper No. 55)
This paper will review the current evidence for management of endometriomas within the context of infertility treatment.
Published 25/09/2017
Group B Streptococcal Disease, Early-onset (Green-top Guideline No. 36)
This guideline provides guidance for obstetricians, midwives and neonatologists on the prevention of early-onset neonatal group B streptococcal (EOGBS) disease.
Published 13/09/2017
Metformin Therapy for the Management of Infertility in Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (Scientific Impact Paper No. 13)
This paper discusses the use of metformin as an infertility treatment for women with PCOS.
Published 23/08/2017
Diagnostic Laparoscopy (Consent Advice No. 2)
This paper provides advice for clinicians in obtaining the consent of a woman undergoing diagnostic laparoscopy.
Published 22/06/2017
Management of Inherited Bleeding Disorders in Pregnancy (Green-top Guideline No. 71)
This guideline is intended for both specialist haematologists and obstetricians who have experience in managing pregnant patients with bleeding disorders. In addition, it may be a useful reference text for obstetric anaesthetists and neonatologists.
Published 27/04/2017
External Cephalic Version and Reducing the Incidence of Term Breech Presentation (Green-top Guideline No. 20a)
This guideline summarises the evidence regarding the routine use of external cephalic version (ECV) for breech presentation.
Published 16/03/2017