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Bow (No 8) Group Hospital Management Committee

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0387 BC
Held at: Royal London Hospital
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Full title: Bow (No 8) Group Hospital Management Committee
Date(s): 1948-1963
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 4 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Bow (No 8) Group Hospital Management Committee


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Bow (No 8) Group Hospital Management Committee was established by the North East Metropolitan Hospitals Board on the introduction of the National Health Service in July 1948. The Group consisted of Poplar, St Andrew's, and St Clement's Hospitals. The Committee was dissolved at the end of March 1963, when the Group was merged with the West Ham Group to form the Thames Group of Hospitals.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Bow (No 8) Group Hospital Management Committee, 1948-1963, comprising Committee minutes, 1948-1963; minutes of the Finance & General Purposes Sub-committee, 1948-1963; Staff Sub-committee, 1948-1963; Building & Planning, later Works Sub-committee (from 1953), 1948-1963; Nursing Sub-committee, 1949-1959; Catering Sub-committee, 1955-1957; Medical Advisory Committee, 1957-1963; League of Hospital Friends Co-ordinating Committee, 1954-1955; annual reports, 1948-1962; secretary's files largely relating to development, building work, Psychiatric Unit, Out-patient Department at St Clement's Hospital, 1948-1963.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Conditions governing access:

Researchers wishing to consult the archives should first contact the Trust Archivist, the Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel, London, E1 1BB, for an appointment.

Conditions governing reproduction:

A photocopying service is available at the discretion of the Archivist. Photocopies are supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Archivist.

Finding aids:

A list is available at the Royal London Hospital Archives and Museum.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Transferred from Newham Health Authority, St Clement's Hospital in 1985.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Records of St Andrew's Hospital, 1873-1960 (reference: SA), records of Poplar Hospital, 1858-1974 (reference: PH) and records of St Clement's Hospital, 1895-1974 (reference: SC), held by the Royal London Hospital Archives and Museum.

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Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Julie Tancell as part of the RSLP AIM25 project.

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:
June 2001

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