Records of the Toward Safer Childbirth Joint Working Party

Scope and Content

Papers of a joint working party of the RCOG, the Royal College of Midwives, the Royal College of Anaesthetists, and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health to review the original Towards Safer Childbirth report of 1999.

Administrative / Biographical History

Following on from two previous reports 'Towards Safer Childbirth' between the RCOG and the Royal College of Midwives in 1994 and 1999, this third working party incorporated membership from the Royal Colleges of Anaesthetists, and Paediatrics and Child Health. The group reviewed the topic following changes in the National Health Service and concern over staffing levels and multiprofessional working.

Conditions Governing Access

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

Related Material

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

RCOG/C29 Records of the Joint Working Party of the RCOG and the Royal College of Midwives on Minimum Standards of Care in Labour

RCOG/C39 Joint Working Party on Standards for Maternity Care