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Editorial Board of 'The Obstetrician and Gynaecologist'

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 1538 RCOG/B33
Held at: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
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Full title: Editorial Board of 'The Obstetrician and Gynaecologist'
Date(s): 1999-2004
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 2 boxes
Name of creator(s): Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists


Administrative/Biographical history:

The first edition of The Obstetrician and Gynaecologist appeared in July 1999 as a quarterly journal aimed particularly at those participating in continuing medical education (CME, later known as CPD, continuing professional development) programmes. It included multiple-choice questions to be completed and submitted in return for the award of CME / CPD credits. The responsibilities of Editorial Board members were to advise on the commissioning of review articles in their area of specialty; commission and/or construct multiple-choice questions with explanation of answers; edit and subsequently proof-read their commissioned articles; write guest editorials; advise on new scientific, clinical and technical developments, clinical governance, risk management, areas of educational importance and medico-legal matters, and on the potential need for coverage in the journal; and to proof-read complete editions of the journal. The Board held its first meeting in June 1999.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Editorial Board of The Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, 1999-2004, comprising files maintained by the Publications Editor containing agenda, minutes, circulated papers and related correspondence.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

As set out above in Scope and Content.

Conditions governing access:

Open, although restrictions apply for items containing personal information.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Finding aids:

DRCOG: The College Archives holds a card index to DRCOG passes from the 1940s to late 1998. The Head of the Examination Department also has an index to DRCOG passes and failures dating back to the 1940s. A database of DRCOG holders from 1990 is maintained by the Administration Department.

MRCOG: A database of MRCOG holders is maintained by the Membership Services Department. The database does not include Fellows or Members who died before 1990. The College Archives holds card indexes of deceased and living MRCOG holders between 1929 and 1998. The indexes note the date of admission to the FRCOG or MRCOG. A bi-annual Register of Fellows and Members (living only) is compiled by the Administration Department; copies are transferred regularly to the Archives and will be found at A12/1-3.

ODTS (overseas doctors' training scheme): A database of overseas doctors who have applied to sit the MRCOG is maintained by the ODTS Administrator. Once the doctors pass the MRCOG their names are removed from this database and added to the MRCOG database maintained by the Membership Services Department, with an annotation to indicate that they are overseas doctors.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Several early catalogues were not transferred and are no longer extant.

Immediate source of acquisition:

RCOG/B33/1/1-14 were transferred by Jane Moody in November 2005.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Imported from the RCOG catalogue and edited by Sarah Drewery.

Rules or conventions:
General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Import: Oct 2008; edit: Feb 2009.

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