Catalogue description Department of Health and Social Security: Medical Policy

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Details of BN 141
Reference: BN 141
Title: Department of Health and Social Security: Medical Policy

Medical policy formulation; consultation with medical experts and advice from Board of Doctors.

Date: 1982-2004

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Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department: File Office 464, MKA, MKB, MKC, MKD, MKE, MKF
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English

Department for Work and Pensions, 2001-

Department of Health and Social Security, Medical Policy Group, 1968-1988

Department of Social Security, 1988-2001

Department of Social Security, Corporate Medical Group, 1988-2001

Physical description: 157 file(s)
Access conditions: Open unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition:

From 2010 Department for Work and Pensions

Custodial history: The Department for Work and Pensions became custodians of the series in 2001 when it replaced the Department of Social Security, 1988-2001. The series was previously held by the Department of Health and Social Security, 1968-1988.
Accumulation dates: 1978-1993
Selection and destruction information: This series meets TNA's Acquisition Policy theme Formulation and delivery of social policies, documenting the Supplementary Benefits Division and policies regarding means tested benefits. The selection and destruction is in line with OSP 5 The Administration of Social Security 1979-1991.
Accruals: Series is accruing.
Administrative / biographical background:

Originally known as the Corporate Medical Group, it became the Benefit Agency Medical Services (BAMS) in 1988. It was returned to the Corporate Medical Group in 2000. From 2006 this work has formed part of the Central and Shared Services (Work, Welfare and Equality) Group.

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