Catalogue description Department of Health: Infectious Diseases and Blood Policy: Files Submitted in Evidence to the Penrose Inquiry

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Reference: JA 418
Title: Department of Health: Infectious Diseases and Blood Policy: Files Submitted in Evidence to the Penrose Inquiry

This series contains files submitted in evidence by the Infectious Diseases and Blood Policy branch of the Department of Health to the Penrose Inquiry.

Note: These records are not the records of the Penrose Inquiry itself and the covering dates of the series reflect the dates of the records not the Inquiry
Date: 1971-2006

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The records of the Inquiry are in the process of being transferred to the National Records of Scotland.

For the Penrose Inquiry website, please see: JA 531

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English

Department of Health, 1988-

Department of Health and Social Security, 1968-1988

Physical description: 287 digital record(s)
Access conditions: Open unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition:

From 2016 Department of Health

Selection and destruction information: The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Public Health requested that all files submitted by her department to the Scottish Public Inquiry into contaminated blood supplies (Penrose Inquiry) should be preserved and transferred early to TNA to coincide with the publication of the report of the inquiry, so that it would form part of the Government's response to Lord Penrose's report
Accruals: No further accruals are anticipated.
Administrative / biographical background:

The Penrose Inquiry, chaired by Lord Penrose, was a Scottish Public Inquiry into Hepatitis C/HIV acquired infection from NHS treatment in Scotland with blood and blood products. It was set up under the Inquiries Act 2005 and was announced by Nicola Sturgeon MSP, the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing, on 23 April 2008.

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