LHB15  Edinburgh Foot Clinic and School of Chiropody

Collection Summary

Reference Code: GB239 LHB15
Title: Edinburgh Foot Clinic and School of Chiropody
Dates of Creation of Material: 1852-1984
Level of Description: Fonds
Extent and Medium of the Unit of Description: 2 shelf metres: bound volumes, papers

Name of creator(s): Edinburgh Foot Clinic and School of Chiropody
Administrative History: Opened in 1924 to treat minor foot ailments of the working class. Originally in Hill Place, it moved to 81 Newington Road in 1928. Shortly after opening, its co-founders, Catherine Norrie and Margaret Swanson, began the Edinburgh School of Chiropody. During World War II mobile chiropody units were set up for the Services. With the coming of the NHS in 1948, the administration of the clinic became the responsibility of the Edinburgh Central Board of Management under the South Eastern Regional Hospital Board. In 1970 it was transferred to the Board of Management of Royal Victoria and Associated Hospitals and from 1974 it came under the newly formed South Lothian District of Lothian Health Board. It finally closed in 1995.
Archival History: Records held within the National Health Service prior to transfer
Immediate Source of Acquisition or Transfer: Miss Price, Principal, Edinburgh School of Chiropody, September 1983

Scope and Content: Foot Clinic: management 1924-1974; administration 1852-1975; finance 1929-1968; Mobile Chiropody Unit: administration 1939-1948; patients (bound records) 1940-1941; Edinburgh School of Chiropody 1929-1977; general chiropody 1913-1984
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:
Durham, Sheila, chiropodist (GD1/79)
Edinburgh Central Hospitals Board of Management (LHB29)
Edinburgh Royal Victoria and Associated Hospitals Board of Management (LHB10)
South Lothian District, Lothian Health Board (LHB28)

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.