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NORTH THAMES REGIONAL HEALTH AUTHORITY

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 HA/NT
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: NORTH THAMES REGIONAL HEALTH AUTHORITY
Date(s): 1944-1995
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 12.9 linear metres
Name of creator(s): North Thames Regional Health Authority

Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

When the National Health Service was established in 1948, it was divided into three parts.

The personal health services, including ambulances, health visitors, community nursing and midwifery were run by local authorities. General medical services, including general practice, dental and ophthalmic services were the responsibility of the executive councils. Hospitals were placed under the control of regional hospital boards. Within each region hospitals were formed into groups and responsibility for more routine administration was delegated to the hospital group management committee. Teaching hospitals were excluded from this system. They had their own boards of governors who were directly responsible to the Minister of Health. Within each hospital region joint committees were established to facilitate consultation and cooperation between teaching hospitals and the board's hospitals.

In 1974 the regional hospital boards, hospital management committees and most boards of governors were abolished. They were replaced by regional health authorities and area health authorities, which were responsible for the three formerly separate parts of the NHS. In 1982 the area health authorities were in turn abolished. Their powers were transferred to district health authorities.

In 1948 the North West Metropolitan Regional Health Board was formed with responsibility for Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, north west London, and Spelthorne; while the North East Metropolitan Regional Health Board was formed with responsibility for Essex and north east London. In 1974 they were renamed as the North West Thames Regional Health Authority and the North East Thames Regional Health Authority. In 1994 the two services were merged to form the North Thames Regional Health Authority, with responsibility for Essex, Hertfordshire and north London.

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the North Thames Regional Health Authority and predecessors, 1944-1995. This collection includes minutes, agendas and papers of the Health Authority/Health Board and various committees including the Nurse Training Committee; Hospital Management Committee; University Liaison Committee; Dental Committee; Nursing and Midwifery Committee; Optical Committee; Manpower Committee; Appointments Advisory Committee; District Pharmaceutical Managers; Senior Registrar's Joint Advisory Committee; Chief Nursing Officers Group.

Also press cuttings, regional circulars, financial accounts; photographs and reports.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English

System of arrangement:

HA/NT/001- HA/NT/128. Papers are arranged according to originating office or committee.

Conditions governing access:

These records are available for public inspection, although records containing personal information are subject to access restrictions under the UK Data Protection Act, 1998.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to these records rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited in May 1996.

Allied Materials

Related material:

HA/NW: North West Thames Regional Health Authority and LMA/4444: North East Metropolitan Regional Hospital Board.


Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
November 2009 to February 2010

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