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CPD FAQs
Answers to frequently asked questions about continuing professional development (CPD) and the College’s CPD programme Please also read the general principles of CPD at the bottom of this page, which may answer some of your questions. FAQs The
Episiotomy
Episiotomies, care of your stitches and what to expect when healing How does an episiotomy differ from a tear? A tear happens spontaneously as the baby stretches the vagina during birth. An episiotomy is a cut made by a healthcare professional into
New NICE guideline on Rehabilitation in adults with complex psychosis published
We are happy to announce the publication of the NICE guideline developed by the National Guideline Alliance (NGA) on Rehabilitation in adults with complex psychosis. The lifetime prevalence of schizophrenia is 1 in 100 people, equating to 550,000 people
Ultrasound updates
Dr Manjiri Khare, RCOG Ultrasound Officer, writes... The RCOG has developed logbooks for the three intermediate ultrasound modules. The rationale for this development was that logbooks facilitate good learning experiences for trainees, make trainees
New RCOG Women’s Voices Lead appointed
Shaista Gohir OBE has been appointed as the next Women’s Voices Lead for the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and will begin her three-year term in June 2020. 
Classification of Urgency of Caesarean Section – a Continuum of Risk (Good Practice No. 11)
This guidance proposes a standard classification of urgency of caesarean section and formalises the concept of a continuum of risk.
Obituary: Errol Mendus Edwards
Former Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Cheltenham General Hospital (b 18 September 1921; q London 1943; MS, FRCOG), died peacefully at home in Cheltenham on 11 February 2012. Born and brought up in Sutton, Errol Mendus Edwards came from a
Interview – Adalina Sacco
Specialist trainee Adalina Sacco was 5 and half years into her obstetrics and gynaecology training when she took 2 years out to complete an MD in fetal medicine. During this time, she was elected as Chair of the RCOG Trainees Committee. Adalina has also
BJOG release: New study finds that postpartum haemorrhage during a first pregnancy does not affect future pregnancies
First pregnancies complicated by postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) have no detrimental effect on future fertility, but women who have caesarean sections at the time of PPH are less likely to conceive again, finds a new study published today in BJOG: An
Franchised Basic Practical Skills (BPS) Courses
Thank you for hosting an RCOG Basic Practical Skills in O&G course. On this webpage, you will be able to access all the materials you need to organisde your BPS course.  All course materials are copyright of the RCOG and can only be used for

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