LHB67 West Lothian Unit

Collection Summary

Reference Code: GB239 LHB67

Title: West Lothian Unit

Administrative Dates: 1986-1993

Dates of Creation of Material: 1987-1992

Level of Description: Fonds

Extent and Medium of the Unit of Description: 0.3 linear metres: papers, photographs

Name of creator(s): West Lothian Unit

Administrative history: In late 1983 instructions were issued to abolish the district level of management in the Scottish National Health Service. Following on from the recommendations of the Griffiths Report, unit-based management was introduced. Unit General Managers were appointed who, in turn, reported to general managers at Board level. West Lothian was managed by the West Unit, from 1986-1992, and West Lothian Unit, from 1992-1993.


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

Immediate Source of Acquisition or Transfer: Acc 06/14 – Mike Grieve, St John’s Hospital; Acc 06/04 – John Jack, St John’s Hospital

Scope and Content: administrative records, 1989-1992; photographs, 1987-1988

Appraisal, Destruction and Scheduling Information: disposal authorised

Accruals: Possibility of further accessions.

System of Arrangement: Artificial order imposed

Conditions Governing Access: Access is subject to the terms of the NHS Records Management Code of Practice 2010, the UK Data Protection Act 1998 and the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Conditions Governing Reproduction: Reproduction is subject to closure periods and physical condition

Language/Scripts of Material: English

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements: Paper

Finding Aids: Item level catalogue

Archivists’ Notes: Compiled 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: January 2011