Records of the RCOG Consumers Forum

Scope and Content

Records of the RCOG Consumers' Forum, including agenda, minutes and papers from forum meetings (1993-2007), correspondence of the Chairman and Deputy Chairman, papers regarding the establishment of the forum, and discussion of issues such as domestic violence.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Consumers' Forum was set up in 1993 to provide a multidisciplinary forum for the exchange of views and information between organisations representing and working on behalf of consumers of healthcare services and the specialty of obstetrics and gynaecology. It aimed to ensure that consumer perspectives informed and influenced practice through contributing to working party reports, clinical guidelines and other College activities. Core Forum group members were drawn from organisations whose focus directly related to gynaecology, obstetrics or reproductive health (e.g. Maternity Alliance, National Childbirth Trust, Family Planning Association) and from organisations that provided consumer perspectives, but did not have a direct focus on gynaecology or women's health (e.g. the Patients' Association).

Conditions Governing Access

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

Conditions Governing Use

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

Related Material

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

RCOG/A4/25/170 President's file on the Consumers' Forum, 1993

RCOG/A13 Records of the RCOG Deputy College Secretary's Office [later Director of Corporate Affairs]