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RCOG Liaison Groups

Events, aims and responsibilities of International Liaison Groups (LGs)

RCOG Liaison Groups (LGs) are made up international doctors resident in the British Isles, or doctors with a strong interest in a specific country, who wish to support development of women’s health care in that region. Each group is known as the RCOG (country) Liaison Group.

Aims

  • Facilitate educational and training links between LG members, the RCOG and the appropriate International Representative Committee and national societies.
  • Identify training opportunities within the British Isles for doctors looking gain UK regulatory framework experience, through clinical attachments or the MTI scheme.
  • Develop healthcare delivery projects based on the women’s health needs identified by International Representative Committees.
  • Increase awareness and promote the need for effective tools to impact maternal and neonatal health indicators.
  • The LG will be responsible for its own financial liabilities.
  • LG Officers will be elected on a 3-yearly tenure; elections will take place with the support of the Membership team and will be conducted solely online.
  • The Chairman will ensure that activities are recorded and visible to all members of the group.
  • The Secretary will maintain a database of members, always abiding by the UK Data Protection Act regulations.
  • The Treasurer will be responsible for maintaining accurate financial records which should be submitted to the Membership Department on an annual basis.
  • The LG should maintain close and cordial relationships with the relevant International Representative Committee, where one exists.
  • The LG is encouraged to positively engage with organisations working to help the relevant country, such as the British Council, British Medical Association (BMA), the Department for International Development (DFID), non-governmental organisations (NGOs), etc.
  • The LG may endeavour to develop links with the relevant O&G national society through contacts with the International Representative Committee.
  • The LG may establish contacts with supportive organisations within the relevant country, including ministries of health, the British Embassy, NGOs, etc. in liaison with the appropriate International Representative Committee.
  • The LG should develop a 3-yearly strategic plan in collaboration with the appropriate International Representative Committee.
  • Individuals, actions should not compromise the standing and mission of the LG.

Responsibilities

  • LG Officers will be elected on a 3-yearly tenure; elections will take place with the support of the Membership team and will be conducted solely online.
  • The Chairman will ensure that activities are recorded and visible to all members of the group.
  • The Secretary will maintain a database of members, always abiding by the UK Data Protection Act regulations.
  • The Treasurer will be responsible for maintaining accurate financial records which should be submitted to the Membership Department on an annual basis.
  • The LG should maintain close and cordial relationships with the relevant International Representative Committee, where one exists.
  • The LG is encouraged to positively engage with organisations working to help the relevant country, such as the British Council, British Medical Association (BMA), the Department for International Development (DFID), non-governmental organisations (NGOs), etc.
  • The LG may endeavour to develop links with the relevant O&G national society through contacts with the International Representative Committee.
  • The LG may establish contacts with supportive organisations within the relevant country, including ministries of health, the British Embassy, NGOs, etc. in liaison with the appropriate International Representative Committee.
  • The LG should develop a 3-yearly strategic plan in collaboration with the appropriate International Representative Committee.
  • Individuals, actions should not compromise the standing and mission of the LG