Lanarkshire Health Board, Lanarkshire, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Annual reports of the Medical Officer of Health 1891-1973
  • Other reports 1929-1958

Administrative / Biographical History

Lanarkshire Health Board was established when Lanark County Council was created under the Local Government (Scotland) Act of  1889 . Public health was the responsibility of District Committees of the Council and full time Medical Officers of Health and Sanitary Inspectors were appointed by the Council. The Local Government (Scotland) Act of  1929  abolished the District Committees. District Boards of Control were also abolished and their responsibilities for mental health transferred to the County Council. In  1948  the Council’s hospitals were nationalised and in  1974  most of its remaining responsibilities for public health were transferred to the National Health Service.


Chronological within series

Conditions Governing Access

Normal 30 year and 75 year closures apply

Acquisition Information

Director of Public Health, Lanarkshire Health Board

Other Finding Aids

Descriptive list

Alternative Form Available

No known copies

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Alistair Tough, Greater Glasgow NHS Board Archivist, 23 July 1998

Conditions Governing Use

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the Archivist.

Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents.

Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 812 procedures

Custodial History

Records held within National Health Service prior to transfer


Further accessions possible

Related Material

GB 812 LK 9, Records of Alexander Hospital, Coatbridge, Lanarkshire; LK 30, Records of Bellshill Maternity Hospital, Lanarkshire; LK 35, Records of Bellshill Tuberculosis Dispensary, Lanarkshire; LK 31, Records of Calderbank House Hospital, Baillieston, Lanarkshire; and LK 7, Records of Kirklands Hospital, Bothwell, Lanarkshire

Geographical Names