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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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Providing Quality Care for Women: Obstetrics and Gynaecology Workforce
This report identifies workforce challenges in obstetrics and gynaecology and makes recommendations to ensure those working in the specialty are supported to deliver high-quality, safe care.
Published 10/11/2016
Diagnosis and Management of Ectopic Pregnancy (Green-top Guideline No. 21)
This guideline provides evidence-based guidance on the diagnosis and management of ectopic pregnancies.
Published 04/11/2016
Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in Endometrial Cancer (Scientific Impact Paper No.51)
This Scientific Impact Paper discusses the potential benefits of SLNB, those women with endometrial cancer who may be most suitable for SLNB, and detection and analysis techniques.
Published 19/07/2016
Reproductive Outcomes after Local Treatment for Preinvasive Cervical Disease (Scientific Impact Paper No.21)
This Scientific Impact Paper attempts to present the current evidence and future research required, with particular focus on UK practice.
Published 19/07/2016
Ovarian Cysts in Postmenopausal Women (Green-top Guideline No. 34)
This guideline provides information on the investigation and management of postmenopausal women with known ovarian cysts.
Published 19/07/2016
The Management of Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy and Hyperemesis Gravidarum (Green-top Guideline No. 69)
This guideline summarises the evidence and how to manage women with hyperemesis gravidarum.
Published 22/06/2016
Epilepsy in Pregnancy (Green-top Guideline No. 68)
This guideline summarises the evidence on maternal and fetal outcomes in women with epilepsy.
Published 20/06/2016
Comprehensive Postabortion Care (Best Practice Paper No. 3)
This Best Practice Paper sets out the essential elements of postabortion care.
Published 17/06/2016
Zika virus infection and pregnancy
Guidance for healthcare professionals on Zika virus infection in pregnancy, developed by the RCOG, Royal College of Midwives, Public Health England and Health Protection Scotland.
Published 17/06/2016
Haematological cancers: Improving outcomes (NG47)
This guideline covers integrated diagnostic reporting for diagnosing haematological cancer in adults, young people and children. 
Published 25/05/2016