Correspondence with the Medical Appeals administration

Scope and Content

Correspondence (including telephone memoranda) and papers re active medical appeal cases and re appeal procedures.
Correspondents include appellants and administrators, among them Mr Edward Smith of North London Regional Medical Appeal Tribunal, and Mr Richard Thomas, assistant administrator at the Independent Tribunal Service (ITS), London. Further,
- correspondence with Prof. Brian Heard (Royal College of Pathologists) re reliance of London Social Medical Boards on Brompton Hospital and the judgement of Prof. Brian Corrin, and re advice on staining techniques to establish histology of a cancer and on the diagnosis of asbestosis and cryptogenic fibrosing alveolitis (CFA)
- correspondence and papers re reforms of the appeals procedures, 1999, in whose course the ITS came to be replaced by The Appeals Service
- list of appeals represented by SPAID, "outstanding as at 16 March 1989"
- list of active cases June-July 1986
- correspondence re MAT cases 1983-1985
The London North and London South Regions SSAT & MAT was formed in 1991, a merger of the old London North and London South Regions.
'SSAT' stands for Social Security Appeals Tribunal.

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Archivist's Note

Created by Anna-K Mayer, 1 July 2016

Sensitive data about potentially living individuals (identified by full name + NI number) whose Medical Appeals were pending in 1995/ akm March 2017

Custodial History

From a green ring binder inscribed 'Thomas and MAT', a red ring binder inscribed 'MAT Mr T. Smith' and two lever arch files inscribed 'Appeals' and 'Early forms | Appeals | DSS issues etc'

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