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Good Practice Papers are produced by the Joint Standing Committee for Patient Safety.

Below, you can browse Good Practice Papers by year published, or by title in the section navigator.

Reconfiguration of Women’s Services in the UK (Good Practice No. 15)

This document has been archived. Please refer to the RCOG's Better for Women report.

Published 17/12/2013

Registration of Stillbirths and Certification for Pregnancy Loss Before 24 Weeks of Gestation (Good Practice No. 4)

Published 23/11/2011

Cardiac Disease and Pregnancy (Good Practice No. 13)

This document has been archived. Please refer to the European Society of Cardiology guideline Cardiovascular Diseases during Pregnancy (Management of) Guidelines.

Published 22/06/2011

Management of Women with Mental Health Issues during Pregnancy and the Postnatal Period (Good Practice No. 14)

This document provides guidance on the diagnosis and management of postnatal depression.

Published 09/06/2011

Improving Patient Handover (Good Practice No. 12)

This guidance shares good practice on effective handover of teams.

Published 29/12/2010

Advice on Returning to Clinical Practice after a Period of Absence (Good Practice No. 1)

This document has been archived. Please refer to the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges Return to Practice Guidance.

Published 13/05/2010

Classification of Urgency of Caesarean Section – a Continuum of Risk (Good Practice No. 11)

This document has been archived. Please refer to NICE guideline [NG192] Caesarean Birth.

Published 20/04/2010

Labour Ward Solutions (Good Practice No. 10)

This document provides guidance for those responsible for implementing the expansion of consultant presence on the labour ward.

Published 26/01/2010

Gynaecology: Emergency Services Standards of Practice and Service Organisation (Good Practice No. 9)

This guidance sets out the principles for service organisation and delivery of emergency gynaecology.

Published 15/06/2009

Responsibility of Consultant On-call (Good Practice No. 8)

This Good Practice Paper has been archived and replaced by the workforce report "Roles and Responsibilities of a Consultant".

Published 17/03/2009

Maternity Dashboard: Clinical Performance and Governance Score Card (Good Practice No. 7)

This document urges all maternity units to use the Maternity Dashboard to plan and improve their maternity services.

Published 01/01/2008

The Role of Emergency and Elective Interventional Radiology in Postpartum Haemorrhage (Good Practice No. 6)

Published 01/06/2007

Disposal following Pregnancy Loss before 24 Weeks of Gestation (Good Practice No. 5)

This document has been archived.

Please see the Human Tissue Authority (HTA) guidance on the disposal of pregnancy remains following pregnancy loss or termination (PDF).

Published 01/01/2005

Minimum Standards in Respect of Elective Work Performed during a Consultant’s Absence (Good Practice No. 3)

Published 1/09/2004