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Barts and the London NHS Trust (formerly The Royal Hospitals NHS Trust)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0387 BL
Held at: Barts Health NHS Trust Archives (Royal London Hospital Archives)
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Full title: Barts and the London NHS Trust (formerly The Royal Hospitals NHS Trust)
Date(s): 1994/2012
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 25 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Royal Hospitals NHS Trust; Barts and the London NHS Trust
Detailed catalogue: Click here to view repository detailed catalogue


Administrative/Biographical history:

In 1994 a merger between The Royal London Hospital and Associated Community Services NHS Trust, St Bartholomew's Hospital and The London Chest Hospital resulted in the creation of The Royal Hospitals NHS Trust. In 1999 the Trust's name changed to Barts and The London NHS Trust. The Trust continued until a further merger with Whipps Cross University Hospital NHS Trust and Newham University Hospital NHS Trust in 2012. Management of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for Children came under the Trust in 1995 and the hospital was formerly part of the Trust from April 1996 until the hospital's closure in 1998 whereupon services transferred to The Royal London Hospital.
The Trust initially came under the North East Thames Regional Health Authority and East London and The City District Health Authority more locally. From 1996-2002 it fell under NHS London Regional Health Authority and then North East London Strategic Health Authority until this was subsumed into NHS London Strategic Health Authority in 2006.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of Barts and the London NHS Trust, previously the Royal Hospitals NHS Trust, 1994-2012, comprising:
Administrative records, including foundation documents and records relating to corporate governance (1994-1995); meeting papers of the St Bartholomew's, Royal London and London Chest Hospitals Project Management Committee (1993-1994), Trust Board (1994-1998), Sub-Committees and Working Groups (1995-1998), Trust Forums (1995-1998) West Wing [St Bartholomew's Hospital] Project Board (2002-2004); Consultants' reports relating to income generation and cost savings (1999-2000); proposals for the management of Queen Elizabeth Hospital for Children, East London Primary Care Development Agency, St Mark's Hospital (1993-1994); annual reports and accounts (1994-1996; 2007-2008); copies of The Link, issues 1-151 (incomplete series, 1994-2011); Save Bart's Campaign: Royal Hospitals NHS Trust response and correspondence (1994-1996); annual plans (2000-2001; 2003-2004); St Bartholomew's Hospital Redevelopment: planning and options appraisals (1998-2000); records relating to the Lord Mayor's Appeal 2001: Barts Cancer Centre of Excellence (c.2000-2001); papers of the Fundraising Planning Committee (1998-2001);
Title deeds, leases and trusts, including signed agreements, heads of leases, transfers of assets and associated correspondence and annotated copy plans (1994-1996);
Estate records, including proposals for the Refurbishment of North Wing, St Bartholomew's Hospital (1998-2002); papers re: the West Wing [St Bartholomew's Hospital] refurbishment (1996-2001); Business Plan (1997-1997); Estate Management reports (c.1996);
Records concerning Public Relations and Events Management, including records relating to openings and events (1998-2002).

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

The records are arranged as follows: Administration records; Title Deeds, Leases and Trusts; Estate Records; Records concerning Public Relations and Events Management

Conditions governing access:

Some material is restricted. Please contact the repository in the first instance.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copying and digitisation services are available for unrestricted material. Researchers should contact the repository in the first instance.

Finding aids:

See 'Detailed catalogue' link above.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Transferred from the Trust Secretariat by the Trust Secretary at various dates from 1997.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Records of the Royal London NHS Trust, 1988-1994 (reference: LT), held by the Royal London Hospital Archives.

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Originally compiled by Julie Tancell as part of the RSLP AIM25 project. Updated by Clare Button, Archivist, School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London.

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, updated April 2020.

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