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RCOG launches new resource to aid commissioning of women’s health services

News 15 July 2013

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG), along with the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health (FSRH), are pleased to unveil a new e-resource to support Clinical Commissioning Groups and NHS England in the commissioning of women’s health services.

The new digital resource combines standards for hospital-based obstetric and gynaecological care with community-based sexual and reproductive healthcare advice, produced by the RCOG, FSRH, professional societies and other relevant organisations in recent years.

It is designed to be a user-friendly, easily navigable interface for commissioners and health service managers, which will be kept up-to-date by the RCOG as new relevant guidance is issued.

The digital resource is also accompanied by a digital booklet, which provides a brief introduction to the medical specialties and highlights examples of best practice and innovation in UK health organisations.

The RCOG recognises that the commissioning arrangements for sexual and reproductive health care in England (which will involve local authorities, Public Health England, NHS England and Clinical Commissioning Groups) pose a significant challenge to the establishment of cohesive and comprehensive women’s health services.

This resource is a step forward in helping commissioners and service managers to meet these challenges and develop more efficient and sustainable health services, delivered through Women’s Health Networks and providing better care for women throughout the life-course.


View resources for commissioners of women’s health services