LHB51 West Lothian NHS Trust

Collection Summary

Reference Code: GB239 LHB51

Title: West Lothian NHS Trust

Administrative Dates: 1993-2000

Dates of Creation of Material: 1990s

Level of Description: Fonds

Extent and Medium of the Unit of Description: 0.3 shelf metres: photographs, videos

Name of creator(s): West Lothian NHS Trust

Administrative history: In 1993, each unit comprising Lothian Health Board made an application to become an NHS Trust under the terms of the NHS and Community Care Act 1990. The Trusts were not directly managed by Lothian Health Board: they were within the NHS but as distinct organisations independent of the health board. Each Trust had its own chairmen and boards of directors.

On 1 April 1993, West Lothian Unit became West Lothian NHS Trust and the other five units followed on 1 April 1994.

In December 1997, a white paper entitled ‘Designed to Care’ was published. It recommended a greater patient perspective in health care and a reduction in the number of trusts in Lothian from six to three. In 2000 these were agreed to be Lothian Primary Care Trust (LPCT), Lothian University Hospitals NHS Trust (LUHT) and West Lothian Healthcare Trust (WLHT) which was to cover acute and primary care services in West Lothian.

Archival History: Records held within the National Health Service prior to transfer

Immediate Source of Acquisition or Transfer: Mr Mike Grieve, St John’s Hospital

Scope and Content: photographs 1990s; video 1995

Appraisal, Destruction and Scheduling Information: No disposals made

Accruals: Further accessions 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

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements: Video player or converter required to watch videos

Finding Aids: Item-level catalogue

Related Units of Description:

West Lothian Healthcare NHS Trust (LHB65)


Archivists’ Notes: Compiled by Laura Brouard; updated by Alison Scott

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

Date(s) of Description: July 2009; updated January 2011