LHB37 Lothian Health Board

Collection Summary

Reference Code: GB239 LHB37
Title: Lothian Health Board

Administrative Dates:  1974-2001
Dates of Creation of Material: 1947-2005
Level of Description: Fonds
Extent and Medium of the Unit of Description: 42.02 shelf metres: bound volumes, papers, photographic material

Name of creator(s): Lothian Health Board
Administrative History: Following the NHS (Scotland) Act 1972, Regional Hospital Boards, Boards of Management and Executive Councils were abolished in 1974 and responsibility for community health services was also transferred from local authorities. These bodies were replaced by fifteen regional health boards acting on behalf of the Secretary of State for Scotland. Lothian Health Board was made responsible for Midlothian, East Lothian and West Lothian. Today, known now as Lothian NHS Board, it is housed in the old building of Deaconess Hospital in the Pleasance, Edinburgh.
Immediate Source of Acquisition or Transfer: Lothian Health Board

Scope and Content: Management 1973-2005; administration 1969-2005; finance 1972-2004; press and publications 1947-2002; health promotion 1960s-2001
Accruals: Further accessions are expected
System of Arrangement: Chronological within record classes

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:
As Lothian Health Board was the NHS governing body from 1974, most of the institutional categories of records related to it in some way. But see especially:
Affleck, James Whigham, medical practitioner (GD1/64)
Lothian Health Council (LHB50)
Public Health Department of the City of Edinburgh (LHB16)
North Lothian District, Lothian Health Board (LHB27)
Primary Care Division, Lothian Health Board (LHB24)
South Lothian District, Lothian Health Board (LHB28)
Venters, George, medical practitioner (GD19)

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; updated October 2009, March 2010, July 2010, January 2011