GD46 National Coal Board Medical Cards

Collection Summary

Reference Code: GB239 GD46

Title: National Coal Board Medical Cards

Dates of Creation of Material: 1940s-1980s

Level of Description: Fonds

Extent and Medium of the Unit of Description: 1 box


Name of creator(s): National Coal Board

Administrative history: The medical cards were created by the National Coal Board Medical Service and were transferred to Lothian Health Services Archive by the Scottish Mining Museum. The cards are for workers at a number of collieries in the Lothians, including Bilston Glen and Monktonhall, but the majority are for Lady Victoria. Although some of the cards are for miners, the majority are for surface workers such as drivers and joiners and include a number of female office and canteen workers.

Archival History: Donated by the Scottish Mining Musuem.

Immediate Source of Acquisition or Transfer: Scottish Mining Museum - Acc 10/10.

Scope and Content: medical cards

Appraisal, Destruction and Scheduling Information: no disposal made

Accruals: No further accessions are expected

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:

Language/Scripts of Material: English

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements:

Finding Aids: Item level catalogue is available as PDF

Rules or Conventions: Description based on ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description International Council on Archives (2nd edition), 2000

Date(s) of Description: January 2011