Ministry of Health Act 1919

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This Act of Parliament established for the first time in the United Kingdom a Minister of Health.

It also established the Consultative Council on National Health Insurance, the Consultative Council on Medical and Allied Services, the Consultative Council on Local Health Administration and the Consultative Council on General Health Questions.[1] Separate provision was made for consultative arrangements in Wales and ireland.

Christopher Addison, 1st Viscount Addison was the first minister appointed.


Text of the act

  1. ^ "Consultative Councils". British Medical Journal. 4 October 1919. Retrieved 10 November 2016.