Records of Health Policy

Administrative / Biographical History

Following the outbreak of World War Two, the British Paediatric Association was involved in lobbying central government for measures to safeguard the health of evacuated children, as a deputation was sent to central government to appoint paediatric consultants to coordinate measures to safeguard the health of evacuees, but this was ignored.

Subsequently, the British Paediatric Association grew to be an organisation that actively sought for improvements in child health. This includes producing policy documents and statements, consulting members and discussing key issues of the time. Whilst some of these issues were discussed through more formal constitutions (such as working groups and committees), many of these issues have been led by staff or discussed informally.

Arrangement

From the 1980's some files were organised by subject, and where applicable this order has been maintained.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is comprised of records of the College's activities in relation to influencing Health Policy, including submissions and responses to Central Government, discussion documents, member consultations, College Policy initiatives and responses to the Policy of other organisations (notably charity organisations in the Child Health Sector)