Catalogue description Benefits Agency Medical Services: Registered files
|Title:||Benefits Agency Medical Services: Registered files|
Registered files of the Benefits Agency Medical Services, concerning its responsibilities for the provision of medical advice and guidance, and policy and procedures. Records also cover the Benefits Agency Medical Services recruitment, training, financial and budget management.
This series is arranged in file reference order.
|Held by:||The National Archives, Kew|
|Former reference in its original department:||MVB, MVC, ORG, IBB, MEE, MEF, IVB, MVI|
|Legal status:||Public Record(s)|
Benefits Agency, 1991-2002
|Physical description:||5 file(s)|
|Immediate source of acquisition:||
from 2017 Department for Work and Pensions
|Custodial history:||Department of Social Security; Department for Work and Pensions|
|Accumulation dates:||1991 to 1998|
|Selection and destruction information:||OSP5 5.2.2, OSP5 5.2.6, OSP 5.2.5, OSP 5.3.|
|Accruals:||Series is accruing.|
|Administrative / biographical background:||
Benefits Agency Medical Services provided medical advice and guidance to the Attendance Allowance Board, Disability Living Allowance Board and Controlled Medical Boarding (appointing Doctors and setting policies and guidance). They also provided policy and procedures on the Industrial Injuries Scheme, Industrial Accidents, Severe Disablement Allowance, Mobility Allowance Examinations Medical Policy and casework in Sickness, Invalidity Maternity Benefits, Income Support Severe Disablement Allowance (incapacity for work aspects).
The Benefits Agency Medical Services sat within the Benefits Agency. From 1998 responsibility for medical policy advice to the Department of Social Security and its Executive Agencies passed to the Medical Policy Group of the Department of Social Security.
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