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The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) encourages the study and advancement of the science and practice of obstetrics and gynaecology. To fulfill this role, the RCOG:

  • Improves and maintains proper standards in the practice of obstetrics and gynaecology for the benefit of the public
  • Produces evidence-based guidelines for appropriate practice and procedures
  • Provides a range of educational tools in all aspects of obstetrics and gynaecology
  • Promotes study and research into obstetrics and gynaecology and publishes the results
  • Conducts examinations for doctors wishing to specialise
  • Maintains a register of its Fellows and Members and those undertaking its continuing professional development programme
  • Reviews the suitability of training programmes for membership, specialist registration and subspecialties
  • Advises the Government and other public bodies on matters of health care relating to the specialty
  • Provides statements and publishes reports on issues of public importance relevant to obstetrics and gynaecology
  • Organises postgraduate and scientific meetings, congresses and courses in the UK and globally
  • Works in partnership with other agencies to increase awareness of and contribute to the improvement of sexual and reproductive health care worldwide, in particular to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality and morbidity.

Today, there are approximately 12,000 members of the RCOG of whom over 50% are international.

The RCOG is a registered charity in the United Kingdom.
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Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
27 Sussex Place, Regent’s Park, London, NW1 4RG
Tel +44 20 7772 6200
Twitter @RCObsGyn
Registered Charity No. 213280

www.rcog.org.uk
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The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) is the leading standards body responsible for the training and education of specialists and GP obstetricians in obstetrics and gynaecology in Australia and New Zealand.

It is committed to the establishment and maintenance of the highest possible standards of practice in women’s health and provides programs in training, accreditation and continuing professional development (CPD) that are responsive to the evolving health care needs of women. As such, the RANZCOG:

  • Sets the individual curricula, training programs and assessments to ensure that those graduating have the essential attributes and key competencies expected for clinical competency and effective practice as a medical practitioner, specialist or subspecialist within the chosen scope of practice.
  • Advocates on women’s health issues across Australia and New Zealand.
  • Provides advice to Federal and jurisdictional Government committees and other organisations.
  • Develops best practice advice on issues relating to obstetrics and gynaecology offered in a range of formats including Patient Information Pamphlets and College Statements, Clinical Practice Guidelines, Positions and Communiques.
  • Supports and develops educational initiatives, programs and resources for health professionals in Indigenous women’s health and those in Asia and the Pacific.
  • Provides a CPD program facilitating training, continuing education, peer review and life-long learning.
  • Supports research and advocacy for women’s health by forging productive relationships with individuals, the community and professional organisations, both locally and internationally.

RANZCOG has approximately 5,500 members in Australia and New Zealand and internationally.

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Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
College House, 254-260 Albert Street, East Melbourne Victoria 3002, Australia
Tel +61 3 9417 1699

www.ranzcog.edu.au 
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