Catalogue description Ministry of Health: Health Divisions: Public Health Services, Registered Files (93,000 Series) and Other Records

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Reference: MH 55
Title: Ministry of Health: Health Divisions: Public Health Services, Registered Files (93,000 Series) and Other Records
Description:

This series contains general subject files from the 93,000 and 100,000 series of the Ministry of Health. Most of the files were created after 1919, and relate to public health services. Subjects covered include blind welfare, cancer, maternity and child welfare, the General Nursing Council and nursing in general, health surveys, hospitals, infectious diseases, including tuberculosis, medical inspection of aliens, midwifery, propaganda and vaccination. Included in this series are several unregistered files dealing with infectious diseases, the effects of smog, vaccination and vaccine, and hospital finance. The series also contains some port health authority case files, and reports of medical officers of health, and port inspectors.

Date: 1853-2010
Separated material:

For files in this series transferred to the Ministry of Housing and Local Government see HLG 108

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department: 93,000 file series
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Creator:

Department of Health and Social Security, 1968-1988

Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency, 2003-

Medicines Control Agency, 1989-2003

Ministry of Health, 1919-1968

Physical description: 2893 files and volumes
Access conditions: Open unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition:

from 2003 Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

Custodial history: The MHRA was created in 2003. It assumed the responsibilities of the Medicines Control Agency (MCA), created in 1989, and the Medical Devices Agency (MDA), created in 1993. Prior to the creation of the MCA and MDA, the regulation of medicines and medical devices was undertaken by policy divisions in the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC). When the Agency was created the records collection was split between MHRA and DHSC. The files in this series represent those for which MHRA retained ownership.
Accruals: The series is accruing

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