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Manpower Advisory Sub-committee

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 1538 M32
Held at: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
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Full title: Manpower Advisory Sub-committee
Date(s): 1980-1990
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
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Extent: 1 box
Name of creator(s): Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists


Administrative/Biographical history:

This sub-committee was established by Council, under the chairmanship of J Malvern, in November 1980. Its terms of reference were "to enquire into all matters relating to manpower in training and career posts in obstetrics and gynaecology in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland and to advise the Council on policies with regard to numbers and distribution of training posts" (1983 report, p. 5 in M32/1). In 1982 the committee presented a preliminary report to Council defining the current state of manpower in the British Isles; a second, published report was produced in 1983. This committee may be seen as a precursor to the RCOG's Manpower (later Medical Workforce) Advisory Committee, which was established in 1988.


Scope and content/abstract:

First and second reports of the RCOG Manpower advisory sub-committee, with related correspondence, comments and papers, 1982-1990; photocopies of Hospital Recognition Committee forms: annual review of recognised hospital appointments, which provide data on staffing and training, and obstetrical and gynaecological statistics for individual hospitals, 1979-1980.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

The statistics are arranged in bundles by regional health authority and for the Republic of Ireland.

Conditions governing access:

Open 20 years after last date on file.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright: vested in the College.

Finding aids:

A general index to the files listed in the catalogue of the Archives of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists is maintained in the College Archives; refer to the College Archivist.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Unknown for most of the records; they may have been left at the College by Mr Malvern. The 1983 report of the sub-committee included in M32/1 was passed to the Archives in 1992 from the Deputy College Secretary's Office.

Allied Materials

Related material:

RCOG Archives: the President's files on manpower and the sub-committee, 1981-1983, are at A4/21/129-131. For records of an earlier working party on manpower redistribution in training grades 1978-1980 see M31. For the records of the RCOG's 1988 Manpower sub-committee, which became the Manpower/Medical Workforce Advisory Committee, see B18.

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Clare Cowling, Archivist, RCOG.

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:
February 2001

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