Upcoming event: ‘Cracking the case note conundrum’ – Lothian Health Services Archive, Edinburgh, Wednesday 19th October 2016

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LHSA holds over one million patient case notes covering a wide variety of medical specialties. These folder-based case notes contain a range of documents relating to patient care, and can be a rich primary archival source for an array of historical, scientific and medical disciplines. Cataloguing such records, however, can be a difficult undertaking.

As part of the Centre for Research Collections’ exhibition Enhance, Access and Understand: The University of Edinburgh and the Wellcome Trust, archivist Louise Williams will explore how LHSA has overcome the challenges involved in cataloguing neurosurgical and tuberculosis case notes to realise the unique research potential of these two significant collections. This talk will take place on Wednesday 19 October from 12.30pm to 1pm, at the Centre for Research Collections, University of Edinburgh.

This event is free but places are limited – please visit the event page to sign up.

Scottish Records Association Conference 2016: Public healthcare in Scotland before the NHS.

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The full programme for this year’s Scottish Records Association Conference is now available to view online at: https://sraconference2016.wordpress.com/registration/information/

Bookings will close on the 24th October but those wishing to book are advised to do so soon as space may be limited.

 

The conference will take place on Friday 4th November at the AK Bell Library in Perth and this year takes the theme: Public Healthcare in Scotland before the NHS.

On the day, a wide range of speakers will be joining us to discuss their experiences of using archival records to research aspects of the provision of healthcare in Scotland in the 19th and early centuries. 

To find out more details, and to register to attend, please visit the conference website at: https://sraconference2016.wordpress.com/

 

Speakers include:

Fiona Bourne (Royal College of Nursing Archives);

Dr Deborah Brunton (Open University);

Sarah Bromage (University of Stirling);

Dr Jenny Cronin (Researcher);

Dr Iain Hutchison (University of Glasgow);

Ross McGregor (Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow );

Dr Lindsay Reid (Researcher, Scottish Midwifery History);

Emeritus Professor John Stewart (Glasgow Caledonian University);

Dr Patricia Whatley (University of Dundee)

The conference will be chaired by Professor Marguerite Dupree (Centre for the History of Medicine, University of Glasgow).

 

We anticipate that this event will be of interest to archivists and records managers as well as specialists in the field of medical records and those with an interest in Scottish social history more generally. 

We very much hope that you will be able to join us for what promises to be an extremely interesting and enjoyable day.

If you have any queries, please contact Kirsteen Mulhern at: sraconference@outlook.com

Book now – Workshop on Wellcome’s Research Resources Grants Fund

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Boots Archive have recently received funding from the Wellcome Trust to help develop its collections through The Wellcome’s Research Resources Grants Fund. On 7th October there will be a chance to hear more about Boots Archive’s experience and the Fund in general. This is an excellent opportunity for business archives to find out more about the opportunities offered by the Wellcome Foundation for projects to increase access to material which has a link to wellbeing or health in its widest form.

The programme is as follows:

10.30 – Introduction and plan for the session  – Sophie Clapp, Boots Archive

10. 45 – Intro to Research Resources Scheme (and initial questions) – Chris Hassan, Wellcome Trust

11. 15 – Boots: why we wanted to transform our service, approach taken & learnings – Boots Archive, SC

11.45 – Boots: Rediscovering the Boots Archive -project delivery, decisions taken & learnings – Hannah Jenkinson, Boots Archive

12.15 – LUNCH

1.00 – Tour of Wellcome – Ross MacFarlane, Wellcome Library

1.30 – Dr Richard Hornsey, History Department, University of Nottingham: Providing an insight into the researcher’s experience

2.00 – Boots: Assessing the benefits and next steps – Judith Wright, Boots Archive

2.30 – Coffee

2.45 – Q&A panel session – Boots team, Dr Richard Hornsey and Chris Hassan

3.15 – Finish

The meeting will take place in the Burroughs Room at the Wellcome Collection Conference Centre. Lunch and refreshments throughout the day will be provided.

To book please contact Sophie Clapp at sophie.clapp@boots.co.uk

https://www.rcn.org.uk/news-and-events/news/rcn-and-ancestry-launch-historic-nursing-records

Ancestry Launch New 1.6+million nursing records 1891 to 1968

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[Posted on behalf of Teresa Doherty, Royal College of Nursing]

You may have seen some press releases / twitter / facebook information about our launch yesterday with Ancestry for Nursing records.

“Three major new collections of nursing records could show you whether your relatives helped save lives. With over 70 years of information available, you can now search for ancestors who were nurses between 1891 and 1968.

With names, addresses and enrolment dates from nurses registered with the Royal College of Nursing you can easily follow new branches of your family tree.

And there is more to discover from the Wellcome Library collection. If your relative was registered with the Queen’s Nursing Institute you could open up valuable new lines of enquiry, including the place where your ancestor was educated.”

There’s a nice article here: http://www.whodoyouthinkyouaremagazine.com/news/over-16-million-nursing-records-hit-web and a blog post from our Chief Executive here: http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2016/08/11/history-of-nursing-captured-in-new-nursing-registers/

Our website has a really good set of guides available to support users https://www.rcn.org.uk/library/services/family-history

 

Please follow us on twitter @RCNLibraries and help advertise this amazing resource