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Royal London NHS Trust

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0387 LT
Held at: Barts Health NHS Trust Archives (Royal London Hospital Archives)
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Full title: Royal London NHS Trust
Date(s): 1988-1994
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 20 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Royal London NHS Trust
Detailed catalogue: Click here to view repository detailed catalogue


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Royal London Hospital and Associated Community Services formed one of the first NHS Trusts. In 1991 the Health Service split health services management between 'purchasers' and 'providers'. The RLH Trust was the provider for Tower Hamlets District Health Authority, (later East London and The City District Health Authority from 1993), which purchased services to be carried out in NHS organisations such as hospitals and mental health services. The Royal London Hospital along with St Clement's and Mile End Hospitals formed the Trust as well as other community health services. The Trust was replaced by the Royal Hospitals NHS Trust which incorporated St Bartholomew's Hospital and The London Chest Hospital from 1994.


Scope and content/abstract:

Administrative records, records of clinical departments, estates records, finance records, human resources records, nursing records and photographs.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

See Scope and content.

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 to Archives in 1994 and 1997.

Allied Materials

Related material:

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:
July 2001, updated April 2020.

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