Records of the Standing Joint-Committee of the RCOG, Royal College of Physicians and Royal College of Surgeons

Scope and Content

Records of the Standing Joint-Committee of the RCOG, the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of Surgeons, comprising agenda, circulated papers and minutes of meetings, and minutes and correspondence of the sub-committee on the registration of specialists (1964 - 1967).

Administrative / Biographical History

In 1942 the Royal College of Physicians of London (RCP) and the Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCSENG) met together and agreed to ask the RCOG to co-operate to form a Standing Joint Committee of the three Royal Colleges. The Committee initially met each month to discuss matters of mutual interest, particularly the training of consultants; the three College presidents alternated as chairman.

Conditions Governing Access

Unrestricted.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Custodial History

The sub-sub-fonds peters out in 1974, and there are no further records in Presidents' papers from this time. The committee may therefore have been disbanded in 1974, but there is no information on file to confirm this. These files were probably removed from the file series of the College President.

Related Material

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

RCOG/T2 For a minute book of the Joint Committee of the three Royal Colleges 1941-1964

RCOG/T9 For minutes of meetings between the three Royal Colleges and the Faculty of Radiologists to consider Ministry of Health proposals on supply of radioactive substances for medical purposes