Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh NHS Trust

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Board Minutes, 1994-1999; Board Papers, 1994-1999; Extraordinary Board Meetings Papers, 1997; Board "Away Day" Papers, 1997; General Purposes Committee Minutes, 1998-1999; Audit Committee Minutes and Papers, 1994-1996; Lothian Health Council and Trust Board Liaison Meetings Minutes and Papers, 1994-1996; Endowment Fund Trustees Minutes and Papers, 1996-1997; Annual reports and Accounts, 1994-1999; RIE NHS Trust Newsline, 1994-1999

Administrative / Biographical History

After the publication of the 'Working for Patients' white paper in 1989, the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh NHS Trust was founded in February 1994, to take its place alongside five others in Lothian. On 31 March 1999 it was formally closed in order to create Lothian University Hospitals NHS Trust. As well as the Royal Infirmary, other hospitals included Simpson Memorial Maternity Pavilion, Chalmers Hospital, Edinburgh Dental Hospital / Institute, City Hospital, Princess Margaret Rose Orthopaedic Hospital and Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion.

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/).

LHSA can support the use of records closed to public access for legitimate clinical, historical and genealogical research purposes. Please contact the LHSA Archivist for more details regarding procedures on how you can apply for permission to view closed records. Telephone us on: 0131 650 3392 or email us at lhsa@ed.ac.uk

Acquisition Information

Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, 2001

Note

Compiled by Mike Barfoot and Jenny McDermott using existing handlists

Other Finding Aids

Manual item-level descriptive list available

Custodial History

Records held within the National Health Service prior to transfer

Accruals

No further accessions are expected

Related Material

Lothian Health Board (LHB37)

Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh (LHB1)