Records collected by Dr W.L. Jones of the Trent Vale Hospital Management Committee, 1967-1974

Scope and Content

The collection is comprised of various files of copy minutes, reports and correspondence from a number of Trent Vale Hospital Management Group committees including the Management Committee (1970-74), Patient Care Committee (1970-74), Services Committee and Hospital and General Purposes Committee (1972-1974), and Mapperley and Saxondale Hospital Visiting Panels (1970-74). Sheffield Regional Hospital Board planning papers are also present (1967-1969). The files appear to have been collected by Dr W.L. Jones, Chairman of the Group Medical Advisory Committee of Trent Vale Hospital Mangement Committee.

The second part of the collection (Uht F 18-27) is largely made up of files collected by Dr Jones as a member of Joint Working Group 9 of the Joint Liaison Committee for the reorganisation of Nottinghamshire Area Health Authority, 1972-1974.

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. The various hospitals dealing with mental health in the Nottingham area, including Saxondale Hospital, Mapperley Hospital, St Ann's, St Francis, Coppice, Aston Hall, Balderton Hospital and Westdale Hospital, were grouped under the Nottingham No. 3 and Nottingham No. 4 Hospital Management Committees. These two committees amalgamated in 1970 to form the Trent Vale Hospital Management Committee.

In 1974, following the White Paper of 1972, the Trent Regional Health Authority came into being, replacing the former Sheffield Regional Hospital Board. The 1974 reorganisation brought hospitals under the control of Area Health Authorities accountable to Regional Health Authorities. Within the Trent Region the former Trent Vale Hospital Management Committee became part of the Nottinghamshire Area Health Authority (Teaching) South Nottingham District, which was itself superseded in 1982 by the Nottingham Health Authority.

Dr W.L. Jones was a consultant psychiatrist at St Ann's Hospital (Mapperley Hospital), Nottingham, and Chairman of the Group Medical Advisory Committee. He attended Trent Vale Hospital Mangement Committee meetings. All the files in this collection appear to have been collected by him in his capacity as Chairman of the Group Medical Advisory Committee.


The papers are arranged according to Committees within the Trent Vale Hospital Management Group, with papers relating to NHS reorganisation placed at the end.

Conditions Governing Access

Accessible to all registered readers.

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. This catalogue includes more recent accruals than the typescript catalogue.

Conditions Governing Use

Photocopies and photographic copies can be supplied for educational use and private study purposes only, depending on 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

These papers from Trent Vale Hospital Management Committee were transferred to the University in 1977.

Related Material

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

Other records of the Trent Vale Hospital Management Committee are held at Nottinghamshire Archives.