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Primary Care Division, Lothian Health Board

Identifier: LHB24

Scope and Contents

Insurance Committees 1912-1954; Executive Councils 1948-1982; miscellaneous publications 1897-1952


  • Creation: 1897-1982

Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

Normal 30 year Scottish closure rules apply

Biographical / Historical

Origins lie in the local Burgh and County Insurance Committees set up as a result of the National Insurance Act of 1911. Workmen earning under 160 per annum paid 4d National Health Insurance each week for which they received a free general practitioner service and sickness benefit paid through approved societies. In 1948 insurance committees were replaced by executive councils. Since 1974 GP, dental and pharmaceutical services were also organised by the Primary Care Division of Lothian Health Board.


7 shelf metres: bound volumes, papers


Chronological within record class

Other Finding Aids

Manual item-level descriptive list available

Custodial History

Records held within the National Health Service prior to transfer

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Primary Care Division, Lothian Health Board, February 1984


No further accessions are expected

Related Materials

Lothian Health Board (LHB37)Public Health Department of the City of Edinburgh (LHB16)

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Repository Details

Part of the Lothian Health Services Archive Repository

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