Records of the Ad Hoc Committee/Interdisciplinary Working Party on the Confidential Enquiry into Perinatal Mortality

Scope and Content

Records of the RCOG Committee Secretary to the Ad Hoc Committee on the Confidential Enquiry into Perinatal Mortality, including administrative correspondence, meeting papers, draft guidelines and peer comments.

Administrative / Biographical History

In November 1981 a meeting was set up at the instigation of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists between representatives of the Department of Health and Social Security, Royal College of General Practitioners, British Paediatric Association, Royal College of Midwives and the RCOG to discuss the implications of establishing a system of confidential inquiry into perinatal mortality throughout England and Wales. After further discussions the committee was reconvened in 1984 as an interdisciplinary working party, with the objective of producing a document on guidelines.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright of the RCOG. Reproductions are available from the College Secretary.

Related Material

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

RCOG/M16 Working party on stillbirth and neonatal death/management of perinatal deaths, records of a contemporary RCOG working party into the management of perinatal deaths, 1984-1985

RCOG/A4/17/48-49 President's papers on the House of Commons' Social Services and Employment Sub-committee enquiry into perinatal and neonatal mortality, 1978-1984

RCOG/A4/25/171-173 Perinatal and neonatal mortality: House of Commons enquiry, correspondence and response, 1978-1984

RCOG/A4/25/79 Department of Health: RCOG comments on stillbirth, perinatal and neonatal mortality documents, 1989-1993