Document referenceDNHS
Level of description Fonds
TitleNational Health Service, Executive Councils, Records
Creator(s)National Health Service, Executive Councils, Cardiff, Glamorgan and Merthyr Tydfil.
BackgroundFollowing the National Health Service Act 1946, Local Executive Councils were established which had responsibility for family practitioner services. These councils dealt with family doctors, dentists and pharmaceutical arrangements in their area. The county of Glamorgan was covered by three Councils, Cardiff, Glamorgan and Merthyr Tydfil. These Councils were successors to earlier Insurance Committees.
DescriptionRecords of the National Health Service, [c. 1900]-[c. 1985], includes: Cardiff Executive Council, signed minutes, 1947-1970; register of agreements and contracts entered into by Cardiff Insurance committee and Cardiff Executive Council, 1925-1976; Glamorgan Executive Council, signed minutes, 1947-1969; Merthyr Tydfil Executive Council, signed minutes, 1947-1973; Glamorgan Insurance Committee, printed rules and procedures for the administration of medical benefit, allocation and distribution schemes and copy of National Insurance Act and Medical Benefit Regulations, 1936; photographs of Medical Officers of Health [c. 1900]-[c. 1985].
ArrangementArranged as follows: 1/1-13, Cardiff Executive Council; 2/1-22, Glamorgan Executive Council; 3/1, Merthyr Tydfil Executive Council; 4/1, Glamorgan Insurance Committee; 5/1-6 Medical Officers of Health for Glamorgan County Council and Mid Glamorgan Health Authority.
Extent33 volumes and 6 photographs
Physical characteristicsGood to fair condition
AppraisalAll records have been retained.
Source of AcquisitionDeposited by Bro Taf Health Authority at various intervals (D55/1/14).
Finding AidsA detailed catalogue is available
Related materialRelated units of description held at the Glamorgan Archives include minutes of board meetings of predecessor bodies to the Bro Taf Health Authority, 1948-1996, comprising: South Glamorgan Health Authority, United Cardiff Hospital committee, Mid Glamorgan Family Health Services Authority, and Mid Glamorgan Health Authority (accession number 2003/69). Merthyr Tydfil County Borough, Annual report of the County Medical Officer, 1968 (accession number 2002/126).
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