Records of the Joint Committee of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the Royal College of Midwives

Scope and Content

This collection comprises correspondence of the Joint Standing Committee of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and Royal College of Midwives (1990-1991), relating to matters of mutual interest, including the responsibilities of midwives and the management of maternity services, with particular references to neurological damage occurring in association with pregnancy, examinations undertaken following a therapeutic termination of pregnancy and intrapartum care.

Administrative / Biographical History

The first meeting of the Joint Standing Committee of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and Royal College of Midwives took place on 11 May 1988. The objectives these meetings, which took place at least twice a year were to 'consider and make recommendations on matters of common interest to parent bodies'. However the Joint Committee did not have an executive function and instead reported its findings to the Councils of the RCM and RCOG.

Arrangement

The original order of material is retained, although where this is not possible the arrangement of files has been based on the functions and activities of the organisation as well as chronology, subject and the needs of users.

Conditions Governing Access

Permission is required for external access to records less than twenty years old. Also restrictions apply if material includes personal information of living individuals. All other records are open to research by appointment, Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm. For further information about accessing the collection and visiting the reading room, please contact: archives@rcog.co.uk

Acquisition Information

There is no record of the source or date of acquisition before this material was deposited under the terms of a collection care agreement at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in May 2011.

Note

Catalogued by Clare Sexton, Project Archivist in accordance with ISAD(G).

Other Finding Aids

Further details of the contents of this collection are available on request.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright belongs to the Royal College of Midwives. To reproduce this material, please apply via the College Archivist: archives@rcog.co.uk

Custodial History

This collection was previously held at the Royal College of Midwives.