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Lindsay Stewart Committee for Audit and Clinical Informatics

Meeting dates (14:00 start)


  • 1 March 2018
  • 28 June 2018
  • 4 October 2018
  • 6 December 2018

Reporting mechanism

The Lindsay Stewart Committee for Audit and Clinical Informatics reports to Clinical Quality Board.

Function and remit

  • To act as an overarching advisory group for the Lindsay Stewart Centre for Audit and Clinical Informatics, providing clinical and methodological input into strategic decisions and ensuring coherence with the College’s strategic plan.
  • To identify and prioritise topics for national clinical audits or other quality improvement initiatives through engagement with clinicians, service users and other stakeholders.
  • To develop proposals for national clinical audits or other quality improvement initiatives in O&G as determined by the Clinical Quality Board, and, when necessary, to collaborate with other organisations to deliver these projects.
  • To support quality improvement within the specialty through developing and publishing technically robust and clinically meaningful performance indicators.
  • To quality assure Lindsay Stewart Centre project outputs.
  • To develop implementation tools for Lindsay Stewart Centre projects to ensure maximum impact, including but not limited to: summaries of findings and recommendations, guidance for commissioners, unit-level reporting mechanisms.
  • To support the work programme carried out by the partnership between the RCOG and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • To develop and evaluate methodologies for national as well as local audits and quality improvement initiatives.
  • To provide comments on relevant external consultation documents.
  • To provide a training environment for clinical and non-clinical research fellows to learn relevant research skills.
  • To collaborate with other committees (e.g. Academic Board, WHPSEG, NCC-WCH, Scientific Advisory Committee) on other College activities (e.g. scientific meetings, guidance documents, study groups), as determined by the Clinical Quality Board.
  • To liaise with similar units at other Royal Colleges and to collaborate on activities, as determined by the Clinical Quality Board.
  • To bring relevant funding opportunities to the attention of Clinical Quality Board, and to liaise with the Development department to prepare grant applications.


  • Professor Steve Thornton FRCOG


  • Mr Edward Morris FRCOG, Vice President, Clinical Quality
  • Mr Justin Clark MRCOG, Clinical Advisor for General Gynaecology (including Menstrual Disorders)
  • Dr Lucia Dolan FRCOG, Clinical Advisor for Urogynaecology
  • Professor Sean Kehoe FRCOG, Clinical Advisor for Gynaecological Oncology
  • Mr Tim Overton FRCOG, Clinical Advisor for General Obstetrics
  • Dr Ed Prosser-Snelling MRCOG, Trainee Representative
  • Professor Gordon Smith FRCOG, Clinical Advisor for Maternal and Fetal Medicine
  • Ms Kate Brian, Women’s Network Representative
  • Professor Jan van der Meulen, Senior Methodological Advisor, RCOG/LSHTM Partnership
  • Executive Director of Quality and Knowledge, RCOG
  • Director of Clinical Quality, RCOG
  • Head of Lindsay Stewart Centre, RCOG

Elsewhere on the site

2019 meeting dates
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