Records of the RCOG 'The Diplomate' Editorial Board

Scope and Content

Records of the RCOG 'Diplomate' Editorial Board, including volumes of signed minutes of meetings (1992-1998), agenda and circulated papers (1992-1998), contributors' agreements and correspondence (1993-1998), and papers of a study and questionnaire regarding 'The Diplomate' from 1998.

Administrative / Biographical History

The RCOG Diplomate Editorial Board was established in 1992 to plan and oversee publication of 'The Diplomate', reporting directly to the Publications Management Committee. The objective was 'to provide an essential update of techniques and important clinical developments in obstetrics and gynaecology - thereby presenting continuing medical education in an outstanding, understandable and readable form.' The publication was primarily aimed at Diplomates of the RCOG (those who had completed the College's Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, the DRCOG), but it was available for sale to any interested parties.

The first 'Diplomate' was published in March 1994. It lost money throughout its existence; consequently the final volume was published in January 1999. Production of 'The Diplomate' was the responsibility of the Publications Officer; its Editor-in-Chief was John Studd FRCOG.


As received

Access Information

Permission is required from RCOG senior management via the College Archivist for access to College records less than twenty years old.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. Reproductions available at the discretion of the College Archivist.

Custodial History

Transferred to the Archives by the Publications Department

Related Material

Related material at the RCOG may be found at the following references:

RCOG/P3 Copies of the Diplomate

RCOG/B25 Records of the RCOG Publications Management Committee