RCOG records of the High Quality Women's Health Care: Expert Advisory Group, 2011

Scope and Content

Records relating to the RCOG review of women's health services in response to proposed changes in the national health system, 'High Quality Women's Health Care', comprising of the final published report of the review, collated by the Expert Advisory Group in July 2011.

Administrative / Biographical History

An Expert Advisory Group was established in 2009 in response to proposed changes to the national health system, which the College perceived as an opportunity to review women's health services. Established under the lay chairmanship of Dame Joan Higgins, the intention of the review was to produce a vision of patient-centred high quality women's health care focusing on a holistic life-course approach.The aims of the Expert Advisory Group were to determine the sources of information and evidence to be considered; to consider reports and studies already undertaken in this area by other organisations; to support the Chair in taking written and oral evidence from stakeholders; to discuss the analysis of evidence and advise the College on conclusions to be made; to monitor the progress of the review against agreed objectives; and to provide input to the final review report. Membership of the group included representatives from the Royal Colleges of Midwives, Anaesthetists, General Practitioners, and Paediatrics, from the Consumers Forum and National Clinical Advisory Team, and from the British Maternal and Fetal Medicine Society.

Conditions Governing Access

Archive copy: access copy held by the RCOG Library.