LHB45 Lothian Health Board HIV/AIDS Management Team and Health Promotion Department, 1984-2010

Collection Summary

Reference Code: GB239 LHB45
Title: Lothian Health Board HIV/AIDS Management Team and Heath Promotion Department

Administrative Dates: 1984-2010
Dates of Creation of Material: 1984-2010
Level of Description: Fonds
Extent and Medium of the Unit of Description: 12.5 shelf metres; 1 plan chest drawer. Paper, photographs, latex, plastics, metal, floppy disks, compact discs and audio cassettes

Name of creator(s): Lothian Health Board HIV/AIDS Management Team and Health Promotional Department
Administrative History: The HIV/AIDS Management Team was formed in response to the high rate of HIV infection in Edinburgh and the Lothians. Quick, decisive action was required to try to control the spread of the virus, one of these measures being major advances in health promotion initiatives. Dr George Bath was given the responsibility of managing the HIV/AIDS Management Team, who reported to the Chief Administrative Medical Officer (later known as the Director of Public Health) Dr Helen Zealley.


Archival History: Held at NHS Lothian until transfer
Immediate Source of Acquisition or Transfer: Acc 01/012 & Acc10/015. Public Health, NHS Lothian.

Scope and Content: Lothian Health Board HIV/AIDS Management Team files, 1987-2010; Lothian Health Board Health Promotion Department HIV/AIDS papers, 1989-1999; photographs, 1990s; objects, 1990s.
Accruals: Additions to this collection may be expectedare expected
System of Arrangement:Original order retained where possible

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). Whilst some records may be accessed freely by researchers, the aforementioned legislation and guidelines mean that records with sensitive information concerning named individuals may be closed to the public for a set time. Please contact the LHSA Archivist for more details regarding closure periods and procedures on how to apply for permission to view closed records.
Conditions Governing Reproduction: Reproduction is subject to closure periods and physical condition
Language/Scripts of Material: English

Related Units of Description:
GD24 Lothian Regional AIDS Team, 1983-1997

GD25 Dr Helen Zealley, Lothian Health Board Director of Public Health, 1964-2005

GD21 Crusaid Scotland, 1986-1998

LHB37 Lothian Health Board, 1912-2009

Publication Note: Coyle, H (2008) A Tale of One City – A History of HIV/AIDS Policy-Making in Edinburgh, 1982 – 1994. PhD Thesis, University of Edinburgh. Available to download here, accessed 29 April 2016.


Archivists' Notes: Compiled by Karyn Williamson. Revised by Louise Williams.
Rules or Conventions: Description based on ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description International Council on Archives (2nd edition), 2000
Date(s) of Description: Oct 2014; May 2016.