Catalogue description Ministry of National Insurance and successors: Medical Division: Registered Files: (MD Series)

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Reference: PIN 39
Title: Ministry of National Insurance and successors: Medical Division: Registered Files: (MD Series)
Description:

This series contains files relating to the work of the Medical Department of the Ministry of National Insurance and its successors concerning the diagnosis of prescribed diseases and the assessment of disability arising from them; research; and liaison with other interested organizations.

Date: 1938-1965
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department: MD file series
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Physical description: 20 file(s)
Access conditions: Subject to 30 year closure unless otherwise stated
Accruals: Series is not accruing.
Administrative / biographical background:

The Medical Department dealt with medical questions such as general medical advisory services, control of sick absenteeism, diagnosis of prescribed diseases, assessment of disablement in claimants for industrial injury benefits, medical appeal machinery, research and liaison with other interested bodies, for example, the Ministry of Health.

The medical staff of the department consists of a number forming a headquarters division and others attached to each region. The part-time services of a number of general medical practitioners are utilised in diagnosis, and assessment of disability in respect of claimants and in the medical appeal machinery.

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