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Barts and the London NHS Trust

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0387 BL
Held at: Royal London Hospital
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Full title: Barts and the London NHS Trust
Date(s): 1990-2000
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 25 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Royal Hospitals NHS TrustBarts and the London NHS Trust


Administrative/Biographical history:

Barts and the London NHS Trust was created in 1994 as the Royal Hospitals NHS Trust, also known as the Royal Hospital of St Bartholomew, The Royal London Hospital and the London Chest Hospital NHS Trust. It took over from the Royal London NHS Trust, a first wave Trust which was created in 1991, which managed both acute and continuing care facilities in Tower Hamlets. Following the publication of the Tomlinson Report (October 1992) and the Secretary of State's response (Making London Better, February 1993) the Royal London NHS Trust was wound up in March 1994 to allow the creation of a new acute care trust, the Royal Hospitals NHS Trust. Community services were administered from April 1994 by City and East London Family and Community Health Services (CELFACS) and later by separate Community Trusts for Tower Hamlets, City and Hackney and Newham. The Queen Elizabeth Hospital for Children joined the Trust in 1996 and was closed in 1998. In 1999 the Trust became known as Barts and the London NHS Trust.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of Barts and the London NHS Trust, previously the Royal Hospitals NHS Trust, 1990-2000, comprising application for Trust status, [1993]; prospectus, 1994/5, article of corporate governance, 1994-1995; standing financial instructions, 1995, with related papers, 1990-1992; minutes of St Bartholomew's, Royal London and London Chest Hospitals Project Management Committee, 1993-1994; Trust Board minutes, 1996-2000, and agenda papers, 1994-1997; Audit Committee minutes, 1995-1998; Trust/ Medical & Dental School Joint Liaison Group, 1995-1998; Remuneration Committee, 1996-1998; agenda papers of committees, 1994-1998; minutes of sub-committee, 1995-1998; minutes of the Clinical Directors Forum, 1995-1998; Operations Managers Forum, 1996-1997; policy and procedure documents; papers regarding the transfer of assets to the Trust, 1996, including signed agreements with the Secretary of State for Health.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

The records are arranged as follows: Administration records; Title Deeds, Leases, Trusts etc.

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

Allied Materials

Related material:

Records of the Royal London NHS Trust, 1990-1994 (reference: LT), held by the Royal London Archives and Museum.

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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