Papers of the RCOG Joint Medico-Legal Committee, including correspondence files of the Committee Chairman, relating to discussions about medico-legal problems in obstetrics and gynaecology, minutes of meetings of the committee, publications issued by its first chairman, Professor Chamberlain, and the development of an expert witness list.
Records of the Joint Medico-Legal Committee of the RCOG and Defence Societies, 1985-2001
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- ReferenceGB 1538 RCOG/C14
- Dates of Creation1985 - 2001
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- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description2 boxes and 1 volume
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Administrative / Biographical History
The Committee was established in 1987. It consisted of representatives from the RCOG and one representative from each of the three Defence Societies; the Medical Protection Society, the Medical Defence Union and the Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland, plus a senior solicitor and an observer from the DHSS. Its remit was to advise the RCOG Council of the RCOG and the Defence Societies on medico-legal matters as they related to obstetrics and gynaecology. The Committee's secretariat was based at the RCOG. The Committee was disbanded in 1998
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