Records of Nottingham No. 1 Hospital Management Committee, Newark and Basford Group of Hospitals, 1948-1970

Scope and Content

This small collection is composed of two minute books:

Newark House Committee minutes, relating particularly to the management of Newark Hospital and Hawtonville Hospital, Jan. 1957-Dec. 1960 (Uhne/1/1)

Newark House Committee minutes, Jan. 1961-Nov. 1969, and at the end of the volume, minutes of the Basford Hospital House Committee, which included Basford Hospital, the Nottingham District and Ilkeston Chest Clinic and the Nottingham No. 2 Mass Radiography Unit, May 1966-Mar. 1969 (Uhne/1/2)

Administrative / Biographical History

In 1948, with the advent of the National Health Service, the hospitals in Nottinghamshire were grouped under the Sheffield Regional Hospital Board. The large area covered by the Regional Board included Derby, Leicester and Lincoln in addition to Sheffield and Rotherham. Several hospitals in Nottingham, including the General Hospital, the Children's and Women's Hospitals, all came under the authority of the Nottingham No. 1 Hospital Management Committee. In 1970 its title changed to the Nottingham University Hospital Management Committee, and in 1974 it became the Nottinghamshire Area Health Authority (Teaching) South Nottingham District.

In the 1974 reorganisation of the health service, following the White Paper of 1972, the Trent Regional Health Authority came into being, replacing the former Sheffield Regional Hospital Board. The new Trent Region used Fulwood House in Sheffield as its main headquarters, the premises occupied since 1948 by the Sheffield Regional Hospital Board. The 1974 reorganization brought hospitals under the control of Area Health Authorities accountable to Regional Health Authorities. Within the Trent Region the former University Hospital Management Committee was replaced by the Nottinghamshire Area Health Authority (Teaching) South Nottingham District, which was itself superceded in 1982 by the Nottingham Health Authority.

In 1994 the Trent Regional Health Authority became the Trent Regional Office of the NHS Executive. Within this regional structure, Nottingham Health Authority now provides local administration of hospitals in the Nottingham area.


The minutes are arranged in chronological order.

Conditions Governing Access

Accessible to all registered readers.

Other Finding Aids

This description is the only finding aid available for this collection. Copyright in all Finding Aids belongs to the University of Nottingham.

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

Records of the Nottingham No. 1 Hospital Management Committee were transferred to the University in 1979.

Related Material

Other Nottingham hospital collections held at The University of Nottingham; Manuscripts and Special Collections: Uh, Nh, Uhc, Uhe, Uhf, Uhg, Uhh, Uhw, Uht.