LHB50 Lothian Health Council

Collection Summary

Reference Code: GB239 LHB50
Title: Lothian Health Council

Administrative Dates:  1991-2005
Dates of Creation of Material: 1987-2005
Level of Description: Fonds
Extent and Medium of the Unit of Description: 1 shelf metre: papers, CDs

Name of creator(s): Lothian Health Council
Biographical History: Lothian Health Council was an independent body set up in 1991 to represent the views of the public in Lothian. Its main responsibilities were: the provision of advice and information about the NHS; advising the public on the procedure for making complaints about the NHS; visiting and monitoring health care premises and services; consulting the public on proposed changes to health services.
Statutory consumer representation in the NHS was introduced in 1974 when local health councils were first established. Lothian Health Council was created in 1991 as part of a reorganisation and merger of the 48 original health councils. In 2005 it amalgamated with other Local Health Councils to form the Scottish Health Council.
Immediate Source of Acquisition or Transfer: Jackie Mackenzie, Lothian Health Council, 21 Torphichen St, Edinburgh, April 2005

Scope and Content: Minutes and papers of LHC 1991-2005; minutes and papers of LHC Executive Committee 1996-2004; minutes and papers of LHC Executive and Lothian Health Board 1998-2002; minutes of liaison meetings with NHS Lothian Divisions (Trusts) 1999-2004; annual reports 1992-2003; management plans 1997-2003; Members' Pack 2000; Health View: Your Voice in the NHS newsletter 1991-2003; surveys, reports and consultation responses 1987-2005; Gogarburn Hospital Relatives and Carer's Project and consultation 1994-1999
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 confidentiality, copyright and physical condition
Language/Scripts of Material: English

Related Units of Description:
Lothian Health Board (LHB37)

Archivists' Notes: Compiled by Rosie McLure 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: June 2005