TitleNational Hospital Service Reserve
AdminHistoryThe National Hospital Service Reserve was constituted under the provisions of the Civil Defence Act, 1948. It was discontinued as from 1 August 1968 on authority of the Ministry of Health Circular HM (68) 52.

'It is the government's intention that Civil Defence services should form a permanent part of the country's defence arrangeements, and that the organisation should be gradually built up and staff trained. It follows that the taking of the necessary steps at this stage for the establishment of these services and the recruitment of volunteers for the Civil Defence Corps and the national Hospital Service Reserve does not mean that in the Government's view that war is imminent.' (Circular, May 1950, NHS37/3/3)

Sheffield Area meetings were attended by representatives from the four hospital management committees, United Sheffield Hospitals, Sheffield Regional Hospital Board, the Ministry of Labour, the Civil Defence Corps and others. It was concerned with the provision of hospital care and personnel in case of war.
DescriptionCopy meeting minutes and papers sent out to representative bodies
Date1953 - 1963
Extent6 items
RelatedMaterialSee also:
Sheffield Area National Hospital Service Reserve committee signed minutes, 1956 - 1968 (NHS27/8/1)
Civil defence committee minutes, 1950 - 1959; Sheffield Area National Hospital Service Reserve committee copy minutes, 1960 - 1966 (NHS28/2/5/1)
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