RCOG records of the Joint Consultants Committee

Scope and Content

Records of the RCOG relating to the Joint Consultants Committee, including correspondence and papers relating to a range of issues discussed by the Committee (1955-1985), including staffing, remuneration and administrative structures, agenda and papers from meetings of the Committee (1948-1958), the Sub-committee on Haemolytic Diseases of the New Born (1965-1967) and Working Party on Women in Medicine (1975-1977).

Administrative / Biographical History

The Joint Committee of the Royal Medical Colleges, the Royal Scottish Corporations, and the Central Consultants and Specialists Committee of the British Medical Association was established in 1948 in order to provide a body which could speak for consultants, particularly in the impending negotiations with the government on matters arising out of the National Health Service Acts and the report of the Spens Committee on the Remuneration of Consultants and Specialists. In 1952 the Committee was renamed the Joint Consultants Committee and continued to provide a common voice on issues relating to hospital consultants.

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Related Material

Related material held at the RCOG may be found within the President's papers at the following references:

RCOG/A4/15-25 President's papers relating to Joint Consultant's Committee between 1973 and 1996.