LHB69 West Lothian District, Lothian Health Board

Collection Summary

Reference Code: GB239 LHB69

Title: West Lothian District, Lothian Health Board

Administrative Dates: 1974-1986

Dates of Creation of Material: 1961-1995

Level of Description: Fonds

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

Name of creator(s): West Lothian District, 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 replaced by fifteen regional health boards acting on behalf of the Secretary of State for Scotland. At the same time responsibility for community health services was also transferred from local authorities to the new regional health boards. Lothian Health Board was made responsible for Midlothian, East Lothian and West Lothian.  West Lothian District  controlled Bangour General Hospital, Bangour Village Hospital, Drumshoreland Hospital, St Michael’s Hospital and Tippethill Hospital.

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 (see LHB67).

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition or Transfer: Acc 10/17 – Anne Stronach, Astley Ainslie Hospital; Acc 06/04 – John Jack, St John’s Hospital

Scope and Content: administrative records, 1961-1995; photographs, c1977-1984

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