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Records of Joint Committees

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 2087 RCPSYCH/K
Held at: Royal College of Psychiatrists
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Full title: Records of Joint Committees
Date(s): 1941-1995
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 2 boxes
Name of creator(s): Royal College of Psychiatrists


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Medical Planning Sub-Committee was set up in July 1941 by the Council of the Royal Medico-Psychological Association a predecessor body of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. The Sub-Committee was responsible for liaising with other medical bodies like the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM), the British Medical Association`s Group of Practitioners of Psychological Medicine and the Royal College of Physicians on the admininstration, and the future of psychiatric services.

The British Geriatrics Society and the Royal College of Psychiatrists Joint Liason Committee was set up in 1976. The Committee was established to facilitate discussion on matters of common interest concerning old age psychiatry.

The British Paediatric Association and the Royal College of Psychiatrists Liaison Committee was established in 1986 to enable collaboration between the two bodies to discuss and debate joint issues, to facilitate closer integration of paediatrics and psychiatry, and to provide a source of advice and guidance on training for the two bodies.

The Standing Joint Committee of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and British Psychological Society was set up in 1975, but held its first meeting on 7 January 1977.

The The Royal College of Psychiatrists and the College of Occupational Therapists was established in 1988 to promote professional links and understanding between the two disciplines and to encourage joint research.


Scope and content/abstract:

The archive comprise records of the following committees:

RCPSYCH/K1 - Medical Planning Committee, 1941-1945

RCPSYCH/K2 - British Geriatrics Society/RCPSYCH Joint Liaison Committee, 1979-1990

RCPSYCH/K3 - Faculty of Old Age Psychiatry/British Geriatrics Society Liaison Committee, 1996-2000

RCPSYCH/K4 - British Paediatric Association (BPA)/RCPSYCH Joint Liaison Committee, 1980-1988.

RCPSYCH/K5 - British Psychological Society/RCPSYCH Joint Liaison Committee, 1975-1995

RCPSYCH/6 - College of Occupational Therapists/RCPSYCH Liaison Committee, 1988-1993

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

As above in Scope and Content.

Conditions governing access:

The records are subject the College`s 30 year closure rule. Access to the material which is open is by appointment with the Archivist on telephone: 0207 235 2351 ext 6169, e-mail: . The College Archives is open Monday to Friday from 09.00hrs to 16.30hrs. We are not open during weekends and bank holidays.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Reproduction of archival material is done according to the College Preservation Policy and under the supervision of the Archivist and the Information Services staff.

Finding aids:

A detailed list of the records is available

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Medical Planning Committee minutes were in the Library before 1987. The other joint liaison committees records were transferred to the Archives by the staff member responsible for them when the committees were wound up in 1995.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Description compiled by Francis Maunze, Archivist and Records Manager.

Rules or conventions:
National Council on Archives, Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997; ISAD(G), Second Edition, 2000.

Date(s) of descriptions:
March 2012

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