RCOG records of a Multidisciplinary Working Party: Reconfiguring Maternity Services

Scope and Content

Records of the Multidisciplinary Working Party on Reconfiguring Maternity Services, including meeting papers, correspondence, draft report and embargoed final report of the working party.

Administrative / Biographical History

Frank Dobson as Secretary of State for Health, invited the Royal Colleges of Midwives, of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, and of Paediatrics and Child Health to set up a working party to set criteria for consideration when restructuring or closing maternity units. Additional representation was sought from the Department of Health, the Royal College of General Practitioners, and from the Obstetric Anaesthetists Association.The resulting report, although printed in July 2000, was never published and was withdrawn at the request of Yvette Cooper, Junior Health Minister.

Conditions Governing Access

Permission from RCOG senior management via the College Archivist is required for access to College records less than twenty years old.