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Awards, grants & prizes
The RCOG offers a range of awards, grants and prizes to our members, foundation doctors and medical students
Awards, grants and prizes for 2020
Applications for awards are now open until Friday 3 July 2020, unless otherwise specified.
Review of complaints and compliments
Details on ‘review of complaints and compliments’ in the context of revalidation, and guidance on how to prepare for this element of revalidation
Formal complaints are expressions of dissatisfaction or grievance about you or your team, or
OSATS, basic early pregnancy ultrasound
This page sets out the OSATS requirements for the basic early pregnancy ultrasound module. You have to be competent in:
Ultrasound examination of early (8-12 week) pregnancy
Counsel patient about procedure
Appropriate machine set-up
This patient information leaflet provides advice for women who have been diagnosed with obstetric cholestasis or who have persistent itching in pregnancy.
Stillbirth Clinical Study Group
Information about the Stillbirth Clinical Study Group (CSG)
Sponsor: Sands – Stillbirth & neonatal death charity
Chair: Dr Sarah Stock
16 Nov 2019
TBC April 2020
The Stillbirth CSG was set up in March
Ultrasound module: Intermediate ultrasound in gynaecology
Intermediate ultrasound in gynaecology curriculum (PDF 151kb)
Conferences and courses
Early Pregnancy and Gynaecology Ultrasound
The RCOG has developed logbooks for the three intermediate ultrasound modules to
The RCOG/Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH) revalidation helpdesk is here to help you with specialty-specific advice on revalidation and appraisal.
Before contacting the helpdesk
For answers to generic queries about revalidation,
Working patterns and retirement
1. General UK population
Average age of retirement in the UK is 65.1 years for men and 63.9 years for women.
The average retirement age of UK doctors contrasts with trends in the general population.
2. Across medicine
59.6 Average actual
This document sets out a framework for commissioners and service providers of high-level service standards that aim to improve outcomes and reduce variation in gynaecological care.
DRCOG: SBA sample questions
Sample questions and answers for the RCOG’s Diploma exam (DRCOG)
Single best answer (SBAs) questions
SBAs require you to select the single most appropriate answer from the 5 options.
Example question 1
1. A 26-year-old nulliparous woman attends
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