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Records of Greater Glasgow Health Board, Glasgow

Compiled by Alistair Tough, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Archivist, 23 July 1998.
GB 812 HB 55.
Records of Greater Glasgow Health Board, Glasgow, Scotland.
Dates of Creation:
126.00 metres.
Held at:
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Archives.
Name of Creator:
Greater Glasgow Health Board (health board: 1974– : Glasgow, Scotland).
Language of Material:
Level of Description:
First edition.

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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. Greater 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, 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.

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Scope And Content

  • Annual accounts, 1974–1975 and 1987–1988
  • Chief Administrative Nursing Officer’s files, 1973–1986
  • Files from Central Registry dealing with property, major building projects, capital expenditure, patient statistics, medical services and health centres, 1959–1992
  • Maps and plans, 1976–1983
  • Minutes of Greater Glasgow Health Board, Area Executive Group, committees and sub committeess with agendas and associated reports, 1973–1995
  • Title deeds to 112 Ingram Steet, undated
  • Year books, annual reports, consultation documents and other publications, 1974–1997
System of Arrangement:
Chronological within record class.
Custodial History:
Records held within National Health Service prior to transfer.
Immediate Source of Acquisition:
Greater Glasgow Health Board.
Appraisal, Destruction and Scheduling:
This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 812 procedures.
Further accessions are expected.
Legal Status:
Public records.
Access Conditions:
Normal 30 year closures apply.

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Copyright / Reproduction:
Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the Archivist.
Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use & condition of documents.
Existence of Copies:
No known copies.
This material is original.
Finding Aids:
Interim lists.
Related Units of Description:
Most hospitals, clinics and districts, the records of which are held in the Archives, were subordinate to the GGHB from 1974 until 1993.
Publication Note:
No known publications using this material.

Fonds–Level Description Compilation Details

Compiled by Alistair Tough, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Archivist, 23 July 1998.

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