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Lothian Health Board

 Fonds
Identifier: LHB37

Scope and Contents

Management 1973-2002; administration 1912-2002; finance 1974-2002; press and publications 1947-2001; work studies 1976-1986; health promotion 1960s-2001

Dates

  • 1912-2002

Language of Materials

English.

Conditions Governing Access

Normal 30 year Scottish closure rules apply

Biographical / Historical

Following the NHS (Scotland) Act 1972, Regional Hospital Boards, Boards of Management and Executive Councils were abolished in 1974 and responsibility for community health services was also transferred from local authorities. These bodies were replaced by fifteen regional health boards acting on behalf of the Secretary of State for Scotland. Lothian Health Board was made responsible for Midlothian, East Lothian and West Lothian. Today Lothian Health is housed in the old building of Deaconess Hospital in the Pleasance, Edinburgh.

Extent

15.4 shelf metres: papers, bound volumes, photographic material

Arrangement

Chronological within record classes

Other Finding Aids

Manual item-level descriptive list available

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Lothian Health Board

Accruals

Further accessions are expected

Related Materials

As Lothian Health Board was the NHS governing body from 1974, most of the institutional categories of records relate to it in some way. But see especially:

Affleck, James Whigham, medical practitioner (GD1/64)Affleck, James Whigham, medical practitioner (GD1/64)Public Health Department of the City of Edinburgh (LHB16)Public Health Department of the City of Edinburgh (LHB16)North Lothian District, Lothian Health Board (LHB27)North Lothian District, Lothian Health Board (LHB27)Primary Care Division, Lothian Health Board (LHB24)Primary Care Division, Lothian Health Board (LHB24)South Lothian District, Lothian Health Board (LHB28)South Lothian District, Lothian Health Board (LHB28)Venters, George, medical practitioner (GD19)

Repository Details

Part of the Lothian Health Services Archive Repository

Contact:
Centre for Research Collections
Edinburgh University Library
George Square
Edinburgh EH8 9LJ Scotland
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