New Era in Publishing for Women’s Health


In a special announcement, Cambridge University Press unveils an effort to revitalize publishing in the field of women's health by partnering with the internationally esteemed Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. For more information on what this joint venture means for women's health literature and education, read the press release here.


A step-change in publishing in women’s health is under way with the announcement that the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) is to sell its prestigious publishing list to Cambridge University Press.

In a move that will benefit women’s lives in the UK and around the world, Cambridge will take over publication of the RCOG’s current medical book titles. Cambridge and the RCOG will also begin working in partnership to expand the list to offer a wider range of learning to all healthcare professionals in women’s health.

The list, which will be published under joint RCOG–Cambridge branding, will build on Cambridge’s existing strength in reproductive medicine and maternal-fetal medicine and expand their offering to trainees in obstetrics and gynaecology.

The venture will also help the RCOG to pursue its mission to improve the lives of women in developing countries. The RCOG has long provided expertise to medical professionals in the UK and Commonwealth countries and is keen to extend its reach to help doctors, midwives and nurses around the world. Cambridge offers RCOG the perfect launch-pad for making medical publishing available to students and professionals globally.

RCOG President, Dr Tony Falconer, said: “We look forward to working in partnership with Cambridge University Press as they expand their obstetrics and gynaecology list to cater to everyone caring for women and to achieve cross-over into other specialties, such as general practice and mental health.

“This also ties in with the RCOG’s international objectives. Cambridge’s reach is truly global, making them the ideal partner to support our ambition to bring excellent learning and support to our international community, some of them working in difficult conditions.

“The end goal for us both is very simple – to combine the RCOG’s expertise in medicine and Cambridge’s expertise in publishing to raise the standard of care for women all over the world.”

For Cambridge the long-term aim is to become the publisher of choice in the arena of women’s health generally, offering top-quality learning materials that become fundamental to practitioners at all levels.

Cambridge University Press Chief Executive, Peter Phillips, commented: “We are excited about the huge opportunities that our partnership with the RCOG makes possible through our joint commitment to excellence in medical publishing.”

The RCOG is the UK’s main training and professional body for obstetrics and gynaecology with over 12,000 members and fellows. The RCOG’s Global Health Unit works to help lower mother and child death rates in under-resourced countries.

Cambridge University Press is the publishing business of the University of Cambridge, its purpose is to further the University’s objective of advancing knowledge, education, learning, and research.


Notes to Editors

For further information or to arrange interviews please contact Vicky Westmore, Senior Communications Executive for Cambridge University Press on [email protected] | +44 (0)1223 326194


About the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

The RCOG encourages the study and advancement of the science and practice of obstetrics and gynaecology through postgraduate medical education and training development, and the publication of clinical guidelines and reports on aspects of the specialty and on service provision.

The RCOG’s Global Health Unit works with other international organisations to help lower maternal morbidity and mortality in under-resourced countries such as Bangladesh, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Liberia. Students from around the world come to train and study on RCOG’s International Medical Graduate (IMG) sponsorship scheme, widening their clinical expertise and developing contacts in their profession around the world.



About Cambridge University Press

Cambridge University Press is the publishing business of the University of Cambridge. Dedicated to excellence, its purpose is to further the University’s objective of advancing knowledge, education, learning, and research.

Its extensive peer-reviewed publishing lists comprise 45,000 titles covering academic research, professional development, over 300 research journals, school-level education, English language teaching and bible publishing.

Playing a leading role in today’s international market place, Cambridge University Press has more than 50 offices around the globe, and distributes its products to nearly every country in the world.



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