Administrative papers

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 NMU/9
  • Dates of Creation
  • Physical Description
      5 folders containing 123 pieces. Condition: some pieces are dirty; the newspaper cuttings (pieces 116-123) are fragile and have been enclosed in melinex wallets.

Scope and Content

Miscellaneous papers accumulated by officials of the NMU. Most of the material dates from the post-1913, presumably when proper minute books were not being kept. The material in the files includes manuscript and typed minutes, lists of members and reports of the Union's activities.

The following documents are noteworthy: 

  • /1-8 Documents relating to the creation of the Union.
  • /22 Notice dated 8 June 1912 outlining views of the Union on NI scheme.
  • /30 Memorandum "Policy of the National Medical Union", outlining alternative health insurance scheme.
  • /31 Copy letter J. Webster Watts to Dr Picton n.d, comments on NMU insurance scheme (Picton was an original proponent of the 'deposit' scheme of national insurance taken up by the Union.
  • /32 Memorandum, "Vital points of difference between the Stockport Scheme and the National Insurance Act"; the Stockport scheme was a deposit scheme of insurance supported by the Union.
  • /33 Stockport, Macclesfield and East Cheshire Provisional Medical Committee, "Explanatory memorandum of scheme of public medical service of the Stockport, Macclesfield and E. Cheshire District" [a Committee of the District BMA].
  • /34 "Draft report of the Public Medical Service Sub-Committee to the Provisional Medical Committee of the Stockport, Macclesfield and East Cheshire Area", dated 16 September 1912.
  • /35 NMU, "Draft report of the Sub-Committee on a constructive scheme for public medical service", 16 November 1912.
  • /55 Minutes Exec. Comm., 14 January 1915.
  • /60 Minutes Exec. Comm., 19 January 1916.
  • /66 Minutes of General Meeting, 7 December 1921; meeting agreed to continue the work of the Manchester branch.
  • /71 List of members as of 31 October 1923.
  • /75-83 Papers relating to a questionnaire submitted to prospective parliamentary candidates concerning amendments to the National Insurance Acts.
  • /94 Minutes of A.G.M., 24 May 1924.
  • /110 Undated memorandum , "The National Health Insurance Act from the point of view of the Non-Panel Doctor".
  • /113 Printed NMU memorandum, "A State Medical Service as the basis of wise legislation" n.d.