Records of the RCOG Joint Working Party on Standards for Maternity Care

Scope and Content

Records of the RCOG Joint Working Party on Standards for Maternity Care, including a copy of the published report, meeting papers of the working party, peer reviews and correspondence concerning the establishment of the project.

Administrative / Biographical History

The RCOG established this working party, representing the Royal Colleges of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Midwives, Anaesthetists, Paediatrics and Child Health as well as other stakeholder organisations, to develop national standards for maternity care. It had the following remit:

To review current evidence-based published standards in the area of maternity practice.

To derive from these documents agreed standards for maternity care, from prepregnancy through to the postnatal period.

To complete the work within one year.

The final report was published in June 2008.

Conditions Governing Access

Unrestricted