NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

Reference HB55
Dates of Creation 1959-2011
Name of Creator Greater Glasgow Health Board, commonly known as NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (administrative body: 1974-present : West of Scotland)
Language of Material English
Physical Description 260.00 meters

Scope and Content

Minutes and agendas of Board and its committees with reports submitted, 1973-93;
Registry files, 1959-1992;
Chief Executive's files, 1973-1991;
Treasurer's files, 1973-1984;
Chief Administrative Nursing Officers' files, 1974-1986;
Maps and Plans, 1974-1991;
Ruchill enquiry, 1974;
Publications and ephemera,1974-2011;
Files transferred through the Records Handling System, awaiting full cataloguing, 1964-2010

Administrative / Biographical History

The Greater Glasgow Health Board was created as part of the reorganisation of the National Health Service in Scotland which took place in 1974. In addition to the responsibility for hospitals and clinics which the Western Regional Hospital Board had had in the Greater Glasgow area, the new Board was responsible for general practitioner services and public health functions (including community nursing, the schools health services, chiropody, and maternity and child health services) previously vested in the appropriate local authorities.  Some files created by the Western Regional Hospital Board Greater were inherited by the new organisation. Glasgow covers the area of the following former District Councils: Bearsden and Milngavie; Clydebank; Eastwood; Glasgow; and Strathkelvin.

From 2003 until 2006, NHS Greater Glasgow was the common name of the Greater Glasgow Health Board. In 2006 the landward part of NHS Argyll and Clyde, including Alexandria, Dumbarton, Greenock and Paisley, was merged into the organization which was renamed NHS Glasgow and Clyde. Between 1974 and 1992 various internal organizational structures (districts, areas and units) existed within the Greater Glasgow Health Board. General management was introduced in the late 1980s. In 1992–1993 NHS trusts were created. The bulk of NHS staff, tangible resources and funding were transferred to the trusts and the area board was left with responsibility for public health, health promotion, service coordination and strategic planning. A reintegration of the NHS in Greater Glasgow took place in 2003–2004, with the four NHS trusts in existence at that time becoming Divisions of NHS Greater Glasgow.

Chronological within record series

Conditions Governing Access
The provisions of the General Data Protection Regulations apply.

Acquisition Information
Records held in a disbanded registry system were transferred in 1992. Most of the subsequent accessions have been made via the Records Handling System in the Board's head office.

Other Finding Aids
A paper based finding aid can be located in the searchroom. 

Alternative Form Available
No known copies

Archivist's Note
Fonds level description compiled by Alistair Tough, Archivist of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, 14 May 2019

Appraisal Information
Appraised according to standard procedures with an emphasis on preserving records of formal decision-making processes, land transactions and matters of public controversy.

Custodial History
Records held within National Health Service prior to transfer

Further accurals are expected.