TitleSheffield Regional Hospital Board
AdminHistoryThe Sheffield Regional Hospital Board (one of 14 for England and Wales) was constituted under the National Health Service Act, 1946. It exercised functions with respect to the administration of hospital and specialist services over the administrative counties of Derby (except the part included in the Manchester Regional Hospital Area), Leicester, Lincoln, parts of Holland (Lincoln), Kesteven (except the part included in the East Anglian Regional Hospital Area) (Lincoln), Lindsey, Nottingham and Rutland (except the rural district of Ketton). The county boroughs of Barnsley, Derby, Doncaster, Grimsby, Leicester, Lincoln, Nottingham, Rotherham and Sheffield were also included. The Board also covered much of the administrative county of the West Riding of Yorkshire. This included the urban districts of Adwick-le-Street, Bentley with Arksey, Conisborough, Cudworth, Darfield, Darton, Dearne, Dodworth, Hoyland Nether, Maltby, Mexborough, Penistone, Rawmarsh, Royston, Stocksbridge, Swinton, Tickhill, Wath-upon-Dearne, Wombwell and Worsborough; and the rural districts of Doncaster, Kiveton Park, Penistone, Rotherham, Thorne and Wortley.

The Board appointed 30 management committees to administer groups of hospitals on a day to day basis and by 1951 the Board was responsible for 36,589 beds in 204 hospitals of various types. It was based at Fulwood House, Sheffield. There were four management committees in Sheffield itself.

A regional computer centre was established in 1968; a computer was obtained at a cost of £194,800.

The Board continued until 31 March 1974. From 1 April 1974, following reorganisation of the NHS, regional hospital boards were abolished. They were replaced by 14 Regional Health Authorities in the country, with new Area Health Authorities taking over the responsibilities of hospital management committees and the public health functions of local authorities. Trent Regional Health Authority was the successor body to SRHB.
DescriptionRecords including some inherited from predecessor organisations and continued by successor organisations:

Regional Board
NHS27/1/1 Minutes, 1947 - 1974
NHS27/1/2 Meeting papers, 1961 - 1974
NHS27/1/3 Attendance, 1966 - 1974

NHS27/2 45 committees: meeting papers and correspondence, 1948 - 1974

General administration
NHS27/3/1 National Health Service: meetings, 1947 - 1967
NHS27/3/2 National Health Service: reorganisation, 1947 - 1973
NHS27/3/3 Regional Services, 1953 - 1974
NHS27/3/4 Planning and policies, 1952 - 1972
NHS27/3/5 Statistics, 1948 - 1974
NHS27/3/6 Finance, 1969 - 1973
NHS27/3/7 Establishment, 1947 - 1974
NHS27/3/8 Hospital Management Committees (HMCs), 1960 - 1970
NHS27/3/9 HMCs: circulars, 1948 - 1973
NHS27/3/10 Individual establishments, 1948 - 1986
NHS27/3/11 Services and facilities, 1948 - 1974
NHS27/3/12 Legal and disciplinary cases, 1957 - 1973
NHS27/3/13 Official visits and events, 1961 - 1986

NHS27/4/1 Ledgers, 1948 - 1965
NHS27/4/2 Expenditure journals, 1949 - 1968
NHS27/4/3 Cash books, 1947 - 1968
NHS27/4/4 Payments accounts, 1959 - 1967
NHS27/4/5 Losses and compensation, 1950 - 1966
NHS27/4/6 Salaries and wages, [1948] - 1969
NHS27/4/7 Capital expenditure, 1958 - 1974
NHS27/4/8 Summary returns, 1969 - 1973
NHS27/4/9 Building and engineering maintenance, 1967 - 1969

Maps and plans
NHS27/5/1 Architectural drawings and plans, 1936 - 1973
NHS27/5/2 Ordnance Survey maps, c. 1950

Sheffield Liaison Committee
NHS27/6 Committee minutes, 1949 - 1979

Hospital Management Committees: regional
NHS27/7/1 National Association of HMC group secretaries: Sheffield region, 1952 - 1973
NHS27/7/2 Meetings of HMC finance officers, 1950 - 1966

National Hospital Service Reserve: Sheffield Area
NHS27/8 Minutes, 1956 - 1968

Other records (unlisted):

(Acc. 2010/77)
Sheffield Regional Hospital Board agreements (x 19) with other parties for services rendered (including care of patients, provision of beds, contractual arrangements at nursing homes, provision of medical library, assignment of film copyright), Nov 1949 - Oct 1973.
Date1936 - 1986
Extent400 items
AccessConditionsInformation in staff records is subject to access restrictions under the Data Protection Act, or may be subject to exemptions from the Freedom of Information Act. For further information please refer to a member of staff.
RelatedMaterialSRHB salaries record, 1962 - 1964 (Acc. 2007/126)
Sheffield No 1 Hospital Management Committee records (NHS35)
Sheffield No 2 Hospital Management Committee records (NHS36)
Sheffield No 3 Hospital Management Committee records (NHS37)
Sheffield No 4 Hospital Management Committee records (NHS38)
Barnsley Hospital Management Committee records (NHS39)
Sheffield Regional Advisory Committee in Pathology [recognised as the standing advisory committee in pathology for the SRHB]: minutes, 1948-1974 (Acc. 1997/13)
CustodialHistoryOn the abolition of South Yorkshire County Council on 31 March 1986, these records passed from South Yorkshire County Record Office (SYCRO) to the custody of Sheffield Archives. This collection forms part of the County Collections, administered by Sheffield on behalf of the four South Yorkshire councils.
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