Meetings

Hosting HARG

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By Ruth Honeybone, Manager of the Lothian Health Archives


LHSA has been a member of the Health Archives and Records Group (HARG) for a long while, and today is the second time in five years that we’ve hosted their AGM. HARG is a group of archivists and records managers with responsibility for health records across the UK that come together a couple of times a year (usually once in London and once somewhere else!) to discuss shared issues and brief each other on changes in legislation and how they will impact on the records in our care. The membership is a bit wider than that though – anyone with an interest in health records and the history of medicine is welcome to join.

We were pleased to invite the group to the Centre for Research Collections for their ‘somewhere else’ meeting this year, and spent a really interesting and informative day with fellow professionals. Much of the discussion was around HARG’s brand new website: how we would like the site to look and what information we want to include to benefit those using it as much as possible (https://healtharchives.co.uk/). But it was also a chance to catch-up on others’ news and developments as well as share our own.

The afternoon concentrated on the Scottish perspective, and the group of us who look after NHS records in Scotland were able to introduce some of our work to ensure compliance with the Public Records (Scotland) Act and a conference we hope to run next year focusing on how NHS archives have been used in artwork and installations in Scottish hospitals to help patients and staff. Our Project Cataloguing Archivist, Aline, also talked about our case note cataloguing projects and there was time for those attending to take a behind the scenes tour and to have a look at our two current exhibitions, both of which draw heavily on the history of health and medicine (see our blog from 19 August for more info if you’d like to see them).

What kind of hosts would we be if we hadn’t made time for some lunch…?

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[This post originally appeared on the Lothian Health Services Archive blog, on 23 September 2016, http://lhsa.blogspot.co.uk/2016/09/hosting-harg.html]

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.

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