Records of the Royal College of Midwives Commission on the Legislation of Midwives

Scope and Content

This collection comprises minutes, correspondence, reports and research of the Royal College of Midwives Commission on the Legislation on Midwives (1990-1991), relating to the statutory position of the midwifery profession and proposed amendments to the Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors Act of 1979.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Royal College of Midwives Commission on the Legislation on Midwives was established to consider the strengths and weaknesses of the Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors Act of 1979. In turn it was involved in coming up with a strategy to bring about the amendments to this act of parliament that were subsequently proposed. In undertaking this work, the group also scrutinised appropriate documentation and gathered research, in cooperation with organisations and individuals involved in work of the statutory bodies.

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.