Search Our Collections

LHSA holds many different collections of records which relate to different hospitals, organisations and individuals. Some of our collections are fully catalogued and these catalogues are available to consult online, where full catalogues don't exist, summary collection information is available.

Online Catalogues

Please use the online catalogues to help you find records that will be useful to you in your research.


The collections are split into two types: collections of NHS hospitals or administrative bodies; and non-NHS collections of institutions, organisations and individuals.  You can browse lists of these using the links opposite.  If you are interested in a particular collection, click on the link and you will be taken to a Collection Information page which will give you the choice to view: 

  • The collection summary - to see at a glance the types of records included
  • The item-level catalogue - to see in full detail the records making up the collection.  To view, you will need Adobe Reader software which is free to download.

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You can also search an A-Z list of these collections.

Other Collections

Summary information about these collections are available from the links above-right, and, with further assistance from LHSA staff, they may prove to be very useful in your research.  Please contact us if you'd like to know more about any of these collections.