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: 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: 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