Olroyd, Elizabeth

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Pass certificate as Practical Nurse 1910; Pass certificate from Central Midwives Board 1910; letter from Central Midwives Board 1910; certificate of admission to General Nursing Council for England and Wales 1923; blank application form for state registered badge of the General Nursing Council for England and Wales; notes on cancer of the womb by Central Midwives Board 1908; notes on opthalmia neonatorum by Central Midwives Board 1909; Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve medal, stripes and badge; photographs 1917-1938

Administrative / Biographical History

Trained as a midwife from c1908-1910. She was admitted to the General Nursing Council in 1923. During World War I she served in Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve, and after the War she joined the Ministry of Pensions Hospital Scheme, working at their hospital at Chepstow.

Arrangement

Chronological within record class

Conditions Governing Access

Public access to these records is governed by the UK Data Protection Act 1998, the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and the latest version of the Scottish Government Records Management: NHS Code of Practice (Scotland). Whilst some records may be accessed freely by researchers, the aforementioned legislation and guidelines mean that records with sensitive information on named individuals may be closed to the public for a set time.

Where records are about named deceased adults, they will be open 75 years after the latest date in the record, on the next 01 January. Records about individuals below 18 years (living or deceased) or adults not proven to be deceased will be open 100 years after the latest date in the record, on the next 01 January. Further information on legislation and guidelines covering medical records can be found on the LHSA webpage (http://www.lhsa.lib.ed.ac.uk/).

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Acquisition Information

M. Spencely, Ware, October 1982

Note

Compiled by Mike Barfoot and Jenny McDermott using existing handlists

Other Finding Aids

Manual item-level descriptive list available

Custodial History

Papers held within family

Accruals

No further accessions are expected