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NHS Lothian

Identifier: LHB56

Scope and Contents

Minutes of the NHS Lothian Board, and NHS Lothian publications.


  • Creation: 2001-2022

Conditions Governing Access

Public access to these records is governed by UK data protection legislation, the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, and the latest version of the Scottish Government Records Management: Health and Social Care Code of Practice (Scotland). Whilst some records may be accessed freely by researchers, the aforementioned legislation and guidelines mean that records conveying sensitive information on named individuals may be closed to the public for a set time.

Where health records relate to named deceased adults, they will be open 75 years after the latest date referenced, on the next 1 January. Case records of individuals below 18 years of age or adults not proven to be deceased will be open 100 years after the latest date recorded, on the next 1 January. Further information on legislation and guidelines covering medical records can be found here:

LHSA encourages the use of these records for legitimate clinical, historical and genealogical research purposes, and records that are designated as closed can be consulted by legitimate researchers if certain conditions are met. Please contact the LHSA Archivist for more details regarding procedures on how you can apply for permission to view closed records. Telephone us on: 0131 650 3392 or email us at

Biographical / Historical

In 2001, Lothian Health Board was re-named NHS Lothian and a new board, Lothian NHS Board (a unified board) was created. NHS Lothian consisted of: Lothian University Hospitals Trust, West Lothian Healthcare Trust, Lothian Primary Care Trust and the new Lothian NHS Board. The last meeting of Lothian Health Board was held in July 2001, with the first meeting of the new unified Lothian NHS Board taking place in October 2001.


0.5 linear metres (approx)

67.1 Megabytes

NHS Lothian
Louise Williams
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Repository Details

Part of the Lothian Health Services Archive Repository

Centre for Research Collections
Edinburgh University Library
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Edinburgh EH8 9LJ Scotland
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