The records are subject to some restrictions on access. In particular, there is a 75 year closure period in respect of patient’s clinical records, in order to comply with the Data Protection Act. There is an established procedure by means of which access may be granted to records which are currently closed, usually subject to satisfactory assurances being given as to protecting the identity of individual patients.
The records are stored in the Mitchell Library, North Street, Glasgow (near Charing Cross railway station) in space leased from Glasgow City Council. Please note the staff of Glasgow City Council do not have access to the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Archives.
As the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Archivist spends much of his time in hospitals, clinics, and NHS offices therefore he can not be present at the Mitchell Library for the whole of the working week. Accordingly, it is essential that intending users should contact the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Archivist before making a visit.
Please Note: For information on current NHS Greater Glasgow Board policy and publications, please visit the NHS Greater Glasgow Board website.