Current Guidelines

National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) Guidelines

The following guidelines and quality standards issued by NICE relate to ante-natal, intrapartum and postnatal care.

NG126 -Ectopic pregnancy and miscarriage: diagnosis and initial management (updated November 2021)

Guidance on Valproate in women and girls of childbearing years (updated March 2019)

CG154 – Ectopic pregnancy and miscarriage (updated November 2020)

QS22 – Quality standard for antenatal care (updated April 2016)

CG149 – Antibiotics for the prevention and treatment of early-onset neonatal infection (Issued: August 2012)

CG62 – Antenatal care: quick reference guide (updated February 2019)

CG156 – Routine antenatal anti-D prophylaxis for women who are rhesus D negative  (Issued August 2008)

CG190 – Intrapartum Care for healthy women and babies (Updated February 2017)

CG62 – Antenatal care: Routine care for the healthy pregnant woman (updated February 2019)

QS109 – Diabetes in Pregnancy (Issued: January 2016)

NG4 – Safe Midwifery Staffing for Maternity Settings (Issued: February 2015)

QS98 – Improving Maternal and Child Nutrition (Issued: July 2015)

QS105 Intrapartum Care (updated February 2017)

NG25 – Preterm Labour and Birth (updated August 2019)

QS115 – Antenatal and Postnatal Mental Health (Issued: February 2016)

DG23 – PIGF-based testing to help diagnose suspected pre-eclampsia (Issued: May 2016)

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) Guidelines

Information for you leaflets:

RCOG Green-top guidelines:

More guidelines can be accessed via the RCOG website

NHS England

Royal College of General Practitioners, Association of British Neurologists and Royal College of Physicians

World Health Organization

The Lullaby Trust

Royal College of Nursing


Last revised: January 2021