Records of the RCOG Professional Standards Committee and successors

Scope and Content

Records of the RCOG Professional Standards Committee (later the Professional and Clinical Standards Committee), including agenda and circulated papers from meetings (2001 - 2008), volumes of signed minutes, and published guidance by the Committee on revalidation in obstetrics and gynaecology.

Administrative / Biographical History

The RCOG Professional Standards Committee held its first meeting in July 2001. It was established 'in response to the need for standards and benchmarks required by various external agencies as well as to assist Fellows and Members discharge their general clinical governance duties.' It had three key areas of responsibility: engagement with the National Health Service and review of national policy-making; developing, implementing and monitoring clinical and service standards to ensure patient safety; developing, implementing and monitoring professional standards for good medical practice. The Committee reported to the Standards Board.

In May 2007 it was renamed the Professional and Clinical Standards Committee and a College Officer charged with responsibility for each of its three key areas. Its further activities included: developing service models in line with College recommendations; ensuring implementation of College policy on performance and service reviews; establishing and overseeing the reskilling/refresher training policy.

Arrangement

Chronological

Conditions Governing Access

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 RCOG. Reproductions available at the discretion of the College Archivist.