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Maternity Care Working Party

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 1538 RCOG/C30
Held at: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
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Full title: Maternity Care Working Party
Date(s): 2001-2006
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 3 pamphlets
Name of creator(s): Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists


Administrative/Biographical history:

This Working Party was a multidisciplinary group set up by the National Childbirth Trust (NCT) in 2000. It was also supported by the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG), amongst others. It acted as an independent multidisciplinary body that campaigned for improvements in maternity care. It was formed to raise awareness of the public health implications of the rising caesarean section rate; to highlight the health and social needs of women and their families; and to emphasise the contribution that women-centred maternity services might make to the promotion of public health. In 2001, the NCT, RCM and RCOG, commissioned by the Working Party, published a commissioning toolkit for Primary Care Trusts designed to help them to update themselves on current thinking in maternity care provision and to improve local maternity services. In 2006 a second edition of this report was produced.


Scope and content/abstract:

Published reports of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists' Maternity Care Working Party.

Access & Use

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System of arrangement:

Conditions governing access:

Open, although restrictions apply for items containing personal information.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Finding aids:

RCOG/B3/2 have been indexed and the names of successful candidates will be found in the Index to the Guide to the College Archives.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Report was transferred to the College Archives in 2002 by the Clinical Governance and Standards Department.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Transferred by the Committee Secretary.

Allied Materials

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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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