Subseries 3 - 'Z files' series, 1998-2005

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GB 249 OEDA/C/1/3


'Z files' series, 1998-2005


  • 1993, 1998-2005 (Creation)

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4 archive boxes
Paper including 1 colour photograph

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Archival history

From a series of 5 lever arch files inscribed 'New system | Z1-100 | 16-6-98 | AUG ‘98', 'Z files | 101-220', 'Z-file | 221-360', 'Z file | 361-480' and 'Z-files | 481-555 | Also cases referred to others for info'

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'Z files' were part of a new workflow for triaging queries on asbestos-related disease, implemented in the OEDA office from June 1998. The majority of Z-cases closed with a standard reply. However, a number of them grew into more substantial exchanges including coroner's and/or postmortem reports, clinicians' notes, and compensation and benefits claim information.

The workflow came with instructions on office procedures for processing 'First reports' to 'Z-cases'.

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Restricted in compliance with the UK General Data Protection Regulation and the Data Protection Act 1998.

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  • English



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