Guidelines form the basis of good clinical practice and are recommendations on the appropriate treatment and care of people with specific diseases and conditions within the health service.

Clinical guidelines are based on the best available evidence and help healthcare professionals in their work, but they do not replace their knowledge and skills.

As ultrasound is a fundamental component of our practice, guidelines on its use constitute an important component of service delivery. Clearly there should be clear guidance on the appropriateness of its use, standardisation of the technique, image acquisition, interpretation and analysis, and range of acceptable normal values. Whilst some of these have already been undertaken many more are needed especially in gynaecological practice.

The Society would like to encourage debate on the necessity of guidelines in our practice, develop ones in areas of practice where no guidelines exist and would support its membership and the wider ultrasound practitioner body to send their suggestions for guidelines in this area. We will gradually build a database of available guidelines in obstetric and gynaecological ultrasound practice and add it to this section.

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Ectopic pregnancy

Learning outcomes; On completing this case study, reading associated articles and answering related questions, you will;

  • Expand your knowledge on the spectrum of symptoms and signs of ectopic pregnancy ...

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BSGE and BSGI joint meeting on Endometriosis

10th November 2017
This meeting will be an excellent opportunity to present and discuss all the latest developments related to the diagnosis, staging and management of endometriosis. This meeting is supported by Endometriosis UK.

AGM at the 10th Annual Scientific Meeting

5th May 2017
The next AGM will be held on Friday 5 May at the Nicolson Building, University of Birmingham. Send your agenda items to