LHB24 Primary Care Division, Lothian Health Board

Collection Summary

Reference Code: GB239 LHB24
Title: Primary Care Division, Lothian Health Board
Dates of Creation of Material: 1897-1982
Level of Description: Fonds
Extent and Medium of the Unit of Description: 7 shelf metres: bound volumes, papers

Name of creator(s): Primary Care Division, Lothian Health Board
Administrative History: Origins lie in the local Burgh and County Insurance Committees set up as a result of the National Insurance Act of 1911. Workmen earning under £160 per annum paid 4d National Health Insurance each week for which they received a free general practitioner service and sickness benefit paid through approved societies. In 1948 insurance committees were replaced by executive councils. Since 1974 GP, dental and pharmaceutical services were also organised by the Primary Care Division of Lothian Health Board.
Archival History: Records held within the National Health Service prior to transfer
Immediate Source of Acquisition or Transfer: Primary Care Division, Lothian Health Board, February 1984

Scope and Content: Insurance Committees 1912-1954; Executive Councils 1948-1982
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:
General Practitioner Local Medical Committees of Edinburgh and Lothian (LHB26)
Lothian Health Board (LHB37)
Public Health Department of the City of Edinburgh (LHB16)

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; revised September 2002 and June 2007