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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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Development of RCOG Green-top Guidelines (Clinical Governance Advice No. 1)
This document outlines the policies and procedures used in the production of Green-top Guidelines.
Published 01/03/2015
Development of RCOG Green-top Guidelines: Consensus Methods for Adaptation of RCOG Green-top Guidelines (Clinical Governance Advice No. 1d)
This document outlines tools that can be used to adapt RCOG Green-top Guidelines, and other guidelines.
Published 04/03/2010
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
Obtaining Valid Consent (Clinical Governance Advice No. 6)
This guidance provides a good practice framework for obtaining valid consent in obstetrics and gynaecology.
Published 28/01/2015
Obtaining Valid Consent for Complex Gynaecological Surgery (Clinical Governance Advice No. 6b)
This guidance provides a good practice framework for obtaining valid consent from women who undergo complex gynaecological surgery.
Published 20/08/2010
Obtaining Valid Consent to Participate in Perinatal Research Where Consent is Time Critical (Clinical Governance Advice No. 6a)
This document provides a good practice framework for obtaining consent for participation in research during labour or immediately postpartum.
Published 16/02/2016
Presenting Information on Risk (Clinical Governance Advice No. 7)
This document provides advice on how to communicate risk to patients.
Published 22/12/2008
Understanding Audit (Clinical Governance Advice No. 5)
This document discusses issues surrounding audit methodology and organisation, and how to implement change.
Published 01/10/2003
Development of RCOG Green-top Guidelines: Producing a Clinical Practice Guideline (Clinical Governance Advice No. 1c)
This document outlines the processes used in producing a Green-top Guideline.
Published 01/03/2015
Development of RCOG Green-top Guidelines: Producing a Scope (Green-top Guideline No. 1b)
This document outlines the processes used in producing a scope for the development of an RCOG Green-top Guideline.
Published 01/03/2015