Department of Health, correspondence

Scope and Content

Correspondence with civil servants and politicians at the Department of Health (or Department of Health and Social Security), drawing attention to various aspects of MA's work and commenting on issues relating to it. There are also notes for meetings with ministers. Subjects include minimum standards for obstetric care; correspondence with Kenneth Clarke on family planning provision; closure of the South London Hospital for Women; visit of Edwina Currie to the MA; the Welfare Milk Scheme; eligibility of HIV-positive asylum seekers for subsidised formula milk