Management Committee Papers and Minutes 1988

Scope and Content

A complete set of signed Minutes of the Management Committee meetings in 1988, together with agendas and papers for these meetings.

Particular items:

13 Jan 1988 - MA work programme for the coming year; proposals arising out of the Antenatal Care Conference in Nov 1987

10 Feb 1988 - further draft of the information booklet for the aspirin-pre-eclampsia trial

11 May 1988 - paper summarising the main recommendations from 'A Prescription for Poor Health: the Crisis for Homeless Families'

13 Jul 1988 - resolutions passed at the MA Annual General Meeting on 7 Jul 1987

14 Sep 1988 - list of current Advisor Members; discussion about whether to endorse the CLASP (Collaborative Low-dose Aspirin) trial, the committee being unhappy about the lack of information for women about medical trials; the printed CLASP information booklet; Health Rights Charter for the Future of the NHS

11 Oct 1988 - 'The Nation's Health': Recommendations for Maternity published by the King's Fund; MA working policy on sponsorship from commercial organisations

8 Nov 1988 - provisional conference and seminar programme for 1989-91; letter from Leonia Somorjay, Chair of the National Childbirth Trust, expressing 'sorrow and some dismay' at the MA Management Council's decision not to support the CLASP trial; conclusion by the committee that the MA does not encourage women to enter medical trials

13 Dec 1988 - First meeting of the MA Disability Working Group (3 Nov 1988)