GD19 George Venters, medical practitioner

Collection Summary

Reference Code: GB239 GD19
Title: Venters, George
Dates of Creation of Material: 1875-1992
Level of Description: Fonds
Extent and Medium of the Unit of Description: 4.9 shelf metres: papers

Name of creator(s): George Venters (fl.[196-?]-1992), medical practitioner
Biographical History: An orthopaedic surgeon, Venters was Director of Information Services, Lothian Health Board from 1974 to 1992, and later Chairman of the British Medical Association's Public Health Committee. Recently he has worked as a Public Health Medicine consultant in Lanarkshire, and was involved in the development of Scottish Health on the Web, available at
Immediate Source of Acquisition or Transfer: Information Services, Lothian Health Board, October 1992

Scope and Content: Social medicine 1960s-1970s; Lothian Health Board 1974-1992; Scottish Association of Medical Administrators 1970s-1980s; Scottish Association of Community Medicine Specialists 1970s-1980s; research 1980s; computerisation projects 1980s; City of Edinburgh Health Department 1960s-1970s; hospital reports and publications 1875-1979; statistical materials 1960s-1980s; papers and publications by G. Venters; conferences and meetings; patient records; miscellaneous
Accruals: No further accessions are expected
System of Arrangement: Chronological within record class

Conditions Governing Access: Public access to these records is governed by UK data protection legislation, the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, and the current Scottish Government Records Management: NHS Code of Practice (Scotland).
Conditions Governing Reproduction: Reproduction is subject to closure periods and physical condition
Language/Scripts of Material: English

Related Units of Description:
Lothian Health Board (LHB37)

Archivists' Notes: Compiled by Mike Barfoot and Jenny McDermott using existing handlists
Rules or Conventions: Description based on ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description International Council on Archives (2nd edition), 2000
Date(s) of Description: May 2000; last updated August 2009