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Joint Committees and Working Parties of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and other medical bodies

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 1538 C
Held at: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
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Full title: Joint Committees and Working Parties of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and other medical bodies
Date(s): 1939-1997
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
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Extent: 39 boxes, 14 volumes, 4 folders
Name of creator(s): Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists


Administrative/Biographical history:

Joint committees and working groups were set up frequently at the behest of one or other of the medical colleges or bodies to discuss matters of mutual concern. Minutes were usually kept and distributed to all participants, and published reports frequently produced. Servicing the College's contribution to these joint committees and working groups and maintenance of the College's own records of proceedings are currently the responsibility of the Committee Secretary, Administration Department.


Scope and content/abstract:

the records are arranged in the following series:-
C1: Standing Joint-Committee of the RCOG, RCP and RCSENG, 1939-1974.
C2: Conference of the Royal Medical Colleges, 1975-1990.
C3: Joint Consultants' Committee, 1948-1985.
C4: RCOG and British Paediatric Association Standing Committee/RCPCH, 1949-1997.
C6: Ad hoc committee on analgesia and anaesthesia. 1970-1975.
C7: Joint RCOG and RCGP committees and working parties, 1968-1993.
C8: RCOG and National Birthday Trust Fund, 1967-1984.
C9: RCOG and RCR working party on ultrasound, 1985-1997C10: RCOG and Population Investigation Committee of the Eugenics Society, 1949-1952.
C11: Representative Committee (later the Negotiating Committee), 1945-1948.
C12: Joint MRC and RCOG Voluntary Licensing Authority for Human In Vitro Fertilisation and Embryology, 1985-1986.
C13: Joint working party to consider a proposed Faculty of Family Planning, 1984-1990.
C14: Joint Medico-Legal Committee of the RCOG and Defence Societies, 1985-1998.
C15: Joint Colleges forum of the RCOG, RCGP and RCM on maternity services for the 1990s, 1992.
C16: Ad hoc committee/interdisciplinary working party on the confidential enquiry into perinatal mortality, 1981-1985.
C17: Committee of Enquiry into Competence to Practise, 1976.
C18: RCOG response to the Interim Report of the Joint Council of Midwifery on non-therapeutic abortion and Inter-departmental Committee of the Ministry of Health on the problem of abortion, 1936-1938.
C19: Multidisciplinary Working Group: Prenatal Screening for Toxoplasmosis in the UK 1991-1996.
C20: RCOG Standing Advisory Committee of the RCOG and College of Anaesthetists working party on resuscitation of the newborn (1987): instruction manuals, c1987.
C21: Advisory Appointments Committees (1955): College records, 1955-1992.
C22: Joint working parties of the RCOG and Royal College of Pathologists (1986-1988): final reports, 1988..
C23: Joint steering group on teenage pregnancy: records, 1993-1995.
C24: Joint working group of the RCOG and British Gynaecological Cancer Society: records, 1997.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Arranged in series as given in scope and content.

Conditions governing access:

Records are open for research 20 years after last date in volume or on file.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright is 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:

refer to individual series descriptions.

Immediate source of acquisition:

See Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information.

Allied Materials

Related material:

See individual series of records.

National Register of Archives: Click here to view NRA record

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:
September 2000; April 2002.

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