RCOG records of the Advisory Appointments Committee

Scope and Content

Records of the RCOG relating to the functions of the Advisory Appointment Committees, including correspondence discussing nominations to the committees, appointments to the regional hospital boards and criteria for consultant appointments (1962-1967), a list of nominations to the committees (1962-1967), a sample of assessors reports on candidates and appointments to consultant posts (1978-1994, 1998-2002), papers relating to censuses conducted by regional college advisers, and papers concerning regional advisers' census of Senior House Officer (SHO) posts (1982 and 1986).

Administrative / Biographical History

Advisory appointments committees were set up by regional hospital boards in 1955 to select consultants for appointment in hospitals around the country. Committee members were external assessors who came from a different area to where the appointment was being made. Method of selection of assessors was as follows: requests would be made to the relevant medical college for nominations for membership of committees, and those persons nominated approached directly by the President of the college.

Conditions Governing Access

Permission is required from RCOG Senior Management via the College Archivist for access to College records less than twenty years old.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright of the RCOG. Reproductions are available at the discretion of the College Archivist.

Related Material

Related material held at the RCOG can be found at the following references:

RCOG/M31 Records of the RCOG working party on manpower redistribution in training grades, 1978-1980

RCOG/A4/15/12 Presidents' files relating to advisory appointments committees (also in RCOG/A4/21/8 and A4/25/8