Records of the Royal College of Psychiatrists relating to Joint Committees

Scope and Content

The archive comprise records of the following committees:

RCPSYCH/K1 - Medical Planning Committee, 1941-1945.

RCPSYCH/K2 - British Geriatrics Society/RCPSYCH Joint Liaison Committee, 1979-1990.

RCPSYCH/K3 - Faculty of Old Age Psychiatry/British Geriatrics Society Liaison Committee, 1996-2000.

RCPSYCH/K4 - British Paediatric Association (BPA)/RCPSYCH Joint Liaison Committee, 1980-1988.

RCPSYCH/K5 - British Psychological Society/RCPSYCH Joint Liaison Committee, 1975-1995.

RCPSYCH/6 - College of Occupational Therapists/RCPSYCH Liaison Committee, 1988-1993.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Medical Planning Sub-Committee was set up in July 1941 by the Council of the Royal Medico-Psychological Association a predecessor body of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. The Sub-Committee was responsible for liaising with other medical bodies like the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM), the British Medical Association`s Group of Practitioners of Psychological Medicine and the Royal College of Physicians on the admininstration, and the future of psychiatric services.

The British Geriatrics Society and the Royal College of Psychiatrists Joint Liason Committee was set up in 1976. The Committee was established to facilitate discussion on matters of common interest concerning old age psychiatry.

The British Paediatric Association and the Royal College of Psychiatrists Liaison Committee was established in 1986 to enable collaboration between the two bodies to discuss and debate joint issues, to facilitate closer integration of paediatrics and psychiatry, and to provide a source of advice and guidance on training for the two bodies.

The Standing Joint Committee of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and British Psychological Society was set up in 1975, but held its first meeting on 7 January 1977.

The The Royal College of Psychiatrists and the College of Occupational Therapists was established in 1988 to promote professional links and understanding between the two disciplines and to encourage joint research.


As above in scope and content.

Access Information

The records are subject the College`s 30 year closure rule. Access to the material which is open is by appointment with the Archivist on telephone: 0207 235 2351 ext 6169, e-mail: . The College Archives is open Monday to Friday from 09.00hrs to 16.30hrs. We are not open during weekends and bank holidays.

Other Finding Aids

A detailed list of the records is available.

Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Francis Maunze, Archivist Records Manager, March 2012.

Conditions Governing Use

Reproduction of archival material is done according to the College`s Preservation Policy and under the supervision of the Archivist and the Information Services staff.


There are no additional records expected.