Records of Nottinghamshire Area Health Authority (Teaching), South Nottingham District, and its predecessors, 1947-1982

Scope and Content

The collection comprises the administrative records, chiefly those of a number of committees, of Nottingham No. 1 Hospital Management Committee from its foundation in 1948 through its various transformations and changes of identity to 1982. There is also an album of photographs taken during Queen Elizabeth II's opening of the Queen's Medical Centre in 1977.

Administrative / Biographical History

In 1948, with the advent of the National Health Service, the Nottinghamshire hospitals were grouped together under the newly created Sheffield Regional Health Board. Certain hospitals within Nottingham came under the auspices of the Nottingham No. 1 Hospital Management Committee. In 1970, this became the Nottingham University Hospital Management Committee and, in 1974, the Nottinghamshire Area Health Authority (Teaching) South Nottingham District. In 1982 the Nottingham Health Authority was formed.


Material has been divided according to committee and arranged chronologically within these divisions.

Conditions Governing Access

Parts of the collection are accessible to all registered readers but all unpublished records are closed for a period of 30 years.

Other Finding Aids

Copyright in all Finding Aids belongs to the University of Nottingham.

In the Reading Room, King's Meadow Campus:

Typescript Catalogue, 12 pp

At the National Register of Archives, London:

Typescript Catalogue, 5 pp [Please note that the catalogue at King's Meadow Campus, and the online version on the Manuscripts Online Catalogue, is more up to date]

On the World Wide Web:

Catalogue available through the website of Manuscripts and Special Collections, Manuscripts Online Catalogue.

Conditions Governing Use

Photocopies and photographic copies can be supplied for educational use and private study purposes only, depending on access status and the condition of the documents.

Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult. Permission to make any published use of any material from the collection must be sought in advance in writing from the Keeper of Manuscripts and Special Collections (email

Custodial History

In 1975, Nottingham University Library's Manuscripts Department gave advice on the preservation of the early records of Nottingham General Hospital. From these informal beginnings, the Department became involved with the records management of all the hospitals within the group. This relationship was formalised, and the first records transferred, in 1979 when the Lord Chancellor made the department the place of deposit for local hospital records, under the provisions of the Public Records Act 1958 s.4.

Related Material

Other Nottingham hospital records held at The University of Nottingham (references Nh, Uhc, Uhe, Uhf, Uhg, Uhh, Uhne, Uht and Uhw)