Academic Research/Teaching

Welcome to LHSA

Lothian Health Services Archive holds the historically important local records of NHS hospitals and other health-related material.  We collect, preserve and catalogue these records and promote them to increase understanding of the history of health and for the benefit of all.

The majority of our collections are made up of paper-based administrative, managerial and clinical records, however, we also collect private papers, photographs and objects relating to the history of healthcare.

Our collections have been widely used in academic research at all levels, and are frequently drawn on in both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. To find out more, please use the links below.

Undergraduate research and teaching

Postgraduate research and teaching

Students examining an x-ray