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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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Chronic Pelvic Pain Relief, Therapies Targeting the Nervous System for (Scientific Impact Paper No. 46)
This paper describes the options for treating women with chronic pelvic pain that target the nervous system.
Published 28/01/2015
Clamping of the Umbilical Cord and Placental Transfusion (Scientific Impact Paper No. 14)
This paper summarises the physiology of cord clamping and reviews the evidence related to timing of clamping.
Published 27/02/2015
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
Developing New Pharmaceutical Treatments for Obstetric Conditions (Scientific Impact Paper No. 50)
This paper discusses the challenges in developing therapeutics in obstetrics and identifying best practice.
Published 13/05/2015
Diagnosis and Treatment of Gestational Diabetes (Scientific Impact Paper No. 23)
This Scientific Impact Paper has been archived.
Published 26/01/2011
Endometrial Cancer in Obese Women (Scientific Impact Paper No. 32)
This paper reviews the evidence for the treatment of endometrial cancer in light of the increasing proportion of obese women with this disease.
Published 06/06/2012
Enhanced Recovery in Gynaecology (Scientific Impact Paper No. 36)
This paper discusses enhanced recovery (also known as ‘fast track’, ‘rapid’ or ‘accelerated’ recovery) in gynaecology.
Published 08/02/2013
Evaluating New Screening Methodologies (Scientific Impact Paper No. 20)
This Scientific Impact Paper has been archived.
Published 13/05/2010
Evidence Can Influence Clinical Practice, How (Scientific Impact Paper No. 28)
This Scientific Impact Paper has been archived.
Published 28/09/2011
Fertility-sparing Treatments in Gynaecological Cancers (Scientific Impact Paper No. 35)
This paper discusses gynaecological cancers and the different fertility-sparing treatments available to women.
Published 01/02/2013