Meetings

HARG meeting, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, 20 July 2016

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The general HARG meeting was held at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine on the morning of 20 July 2016. The meeting was well attended with representatives from twelve institutions chiefly based in London and the South East. The main purpose of the meeting was to discuss the future role of HARG and to demonstrate the new website.  This was followed by a presentation by Katherine Chorley (UCL) on her research on the impact of open data on the health sector and news updates from attending members.

For more information about the meeting, please see attached meeting minutes:  HARG_general_meeting_minutes_July_2016.

 

The next meeting will be held in Centre for Research Collections, University of Edinburgh on Friday 23 September 2016. The agenda will be published shortly.

Archives

Ancestry Launch New 1.6+million nursing records 1891 to 1968

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

[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

 

Meetings

HARG meeting, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, July 2016

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The next meeting will be held at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London from 10am to 12pm on 20 July 2016.

 

The agenda for the meeting will be as follows:

1.	Welcome and introductions
2.	Demonstration of new HARG website: Chris Olver, King’s College London
3.	Discussion of future direction of HARG
4.	Discussion of the impact of open data on health sector (led by Katherine Chorley, University College London)
5.	Latest Sector News
6.	Open forum
7.	Arrangements for next meeting

The agenda can be downloaded from the following link: HARG meeting agenda_June

Meetings

2015

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2015 HARG AGM, King's College London, 11 December 2015


The 2015 Annual General Meeting was held at King's College London on the morning of 11 December 2015. The meeting was well attended with representatives from seventeen institutions based in London and the South East. The meeting included talks and updates on Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) by Kevin Mulley (National Archives), EU Data Protection proposals by Pamela Forde (Royal College of Physicians) and on plans for the National Archives Discovery catalogue by Jonathan Cates. The meeting also included news on Wellcome Resources funding changes and updates from all attending members and was then followed by a short tour of the newly catalogued papers of Dame Cicely Saunders by Chris Olver (Kings College London).

 

For more information about the meeting, please see attached meeting minutes:  HARG general meeting minutes December 2015

 

Also available is the Powerpoint presentation by Pamela Forde on EU Data Protection changes: Data privacy_The future for the health sector_Pamela_Forde_RCP

 

About us

Welcome to the new website

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Welcome to the new website for the Health Archives and Records Group. The site will provide the latest news on health archives in the United Kingdom and information about ongoing projects, collections, events and resources for users and professionals alike.