The Sub-Committee on Social Work in Health Care was a sub-committee of the Professional Development and Practice Committee. In July 1978 it was decided to restyle it as the Social Work in Health Care Project Group to avoid duplication with the General Health Committee.
The Project Group held its first meeting on 29 September 1978. It was to operate until the end of 1978 and would concentrate on the preparation of a publication on Social Work in Health Care, organising a workshop on Multi-disciplinary Practice and monitoring the work of the Royal Commission on the National Health Service.
The Group reconvened 15 October 1983 at the decision of the Professional Practice Committee which, on 3 August 1983, wished it "to consider appropriate forms of social work and deployment of social workers in health care settings (excluding the care of the mentally ill)" and "to consider models of service provision which will ensure clients with health problems receive appropirate help and that allow social workers in any setting to be aware of the relevance of the health component in their work with clients."
The Group presented a draft report in April 1987. By 15 February 1988 a Project Group entitled Social Work is Health Care had held its second meeting, but there were agenda and papers for a meeting of the Social Work in Health Care Project Group on 18 April 1988.