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International Executive Board

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 1538 RCOG/B38
Held at: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
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Full title: International Executive Board
Date(s): 2005-2008
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 1 box
Name of creator(s): Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists


Administrative/Biographical history:

The development of international activities was a priority within the College's three-year strategy, 2004-2007. Initial focus was on collaborative work with other agencies to assist in reducing maternal mortality in developing countries and to raise the standard of reproductive healthcare worldwide. The first stage was to establish an International Executive Board under the Chairmanship of the Senior Vice President who had responsibility for international affairs. The Board met quarterly and reported to Council. It included representatives of other organisations including the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, FIGO, and the World Health Organisation. It had the following remit:
- To co-ordinate and promote an RCOG strategy on the improvement of reproductive healthcare worldwide to reduce maternal mortality.
- To establish and monitor progress of the RCOG Foundation.
- To consider income generation initiatives to ensure that there were sufficient funds available to sustain this area of work.
- To work in partnership with other UK and International Agencies to strengthen links, to facilitate a multi-disciplinary approach and to encourage dialogue.
- To co-ordinate the development of clinical standards and educational tools for under-resourced countries.
- To develop a framework for improvements in reproductive health in developing countries.
- To lobby governments, including the health ministers of commonwealth countries to influence and educate on the problems and solutions to maternal mortality.
- To assist in the exchange of skilled personnel and training programmes.
- To collaborate with RCOG international representative committees and to encourage dialogue at a national level in all countries.
An International Advisory Group was also established in 2006 to support and advise the Board.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists' International Executive Board, 2005-2008, comprises agenda, minutes and papers for the Board, 2005-2008 and agenda, minutes and papers of the International Advisory Group from 2006.

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:

Transferred by the CPD Administrator, Clinical Governance and Standards Department in 2004 and 2006.

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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