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BANHAM, Belinda Joan (fl 1936-1991)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0100 KCLCA K/PP85
Held at: King's College London College Archives
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Full title: BANHAM, Belinda Joan (fl 1936-1991)
Date(s): 1991
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 volume
Name of creator(s): Banham | Belinda Joan | fl 1936-1991 | health care administrator


Administrative/Biographical history:

Date of birth unknown; educated privately in Brussels and elsewhere prior to 1935, nurse tending to tuberculosis patients in the Royal Sea Bathing Hospital, Margate, 1935-1937; Radcliffe Infirmary Preliminary Training School, Headington, Oxford, 1937-1939; Civil Nursing Reserve during World War Two, 1939-1945; worked as a nurse in Cornwall following the War; Diploma in Social Studies and BSc in Sociology, University of London, completed 1955; worked on studies into deprivation and disability for Cornwall County Council leading to wider changes in family welfare provision, 1955-1965; involved in hospital management in Cornwall and the South Western Regional Health Board, including as Chairman in the Cornish health authorities, 1965-1977; Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster Family Practitioner Committee member, 1979-1985; Paddington and North Kensington District Health Authority, 1981-1986; Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham Family Practitioner Committee, 1987-1990; Chairman, Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham Family Health Services Authority, 1993-1996; member of Medical Research Council (MRC), 1980-1987; consultancy work, 1988-2002.


Scope and content/abstract:

Volume of published memoirs by Belinda Banham, entitled Snapshots in time: some experiences in health care, 1836-1991 (Penzance, 1991), describing her career in health care before the Second World War, as a manager and administrator in the National Health Service (NHS), board director and consultant.

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Open, subject to the signature of a reader's undertaking form.

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Subject to the usual copyright and copying restrictions placed on published works.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Sources: Who's Who. Entry compiled by Geoff Browell 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:
April 2002

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