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North West Regional Health Authority
North West Regional Health Authority
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MINUTES of commitees and sub commitees of the Regional Health Authority and its predecessor , the Manchester Regional Hospital Board 1947-1994FINANCE: Registers of Assignments 1934-1975; Journal 1952-1975; Decisions Taken by the Regional Team of Officers under Delegated Authority 1974-1985; Certificate books 1971-1974PRESS CUTTINGS 1947-1973MANAGEMENT: Decisions, seal books, memoranda 1947-1994
North West Regional Health Authority
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The North West Regional Health Authority was created in 1974 and was based in Gateway House, Manchester . The authority's geographical area extended to Lancaster in the north to Stockport in the south. The authority was a result of the first re-organisation of the National Health Service since its formation in 1948. The prime objective was to improve the quality of service especially for weaker patient groups such as the mentally handicapped. Another objective was to create a more effective community health service. There were three tiers of administration. These were the region, the area and the district health authority. Almost immediately it was claimed that this structure was unwieldy and undemocratic. The area level which was co-terminous with local authority boundaries had been intended to be the key operational level. However, after much criticism they were finally wound up in 1982 and the districts which had previously worked under them became district health authorities. The Regional Health Authorities had overall responsibility for planning services in their region in the light of government policy and regional needs. Powers were granted for them to undertake building works and to appoint senior medical staff. Their main purpose was to plan and then allocate resources to the second tier bodies, the District Health Authorities who were responsible for the planning, development and management of health services within guidelines set by the governing region. The districts boundaries, where possible, follow those of local government. They had a statutory requirement to collaborate with local government and joint consultative committees were set up to do so. Community Health Councils were also part of the district set up and they aimed to involve the community and consisted of members appointed by local authorities and voluntary bodies. On 1st April 1994 the structure of the Regional Health Authority was replaced by the North West Regional Health Executive. It was merged with the adjacent authorities of Merseyside and Cheshire. New headquarters was established in Birchwood Boulevard, Warrington.
Storage Code: 26493Storage Desc: Location: ENTER CL LOCATIONuserwrapped2: LV
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Old Location: BA/22/11-14, 16-18 Old Location2: BA/32/1-19; BA/31/2-5; BA/30/16-18;BA/22/7; for the minute books of the Regional Hospital Board and the NWRHA.Subject:HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
The initial deposit of records was in 1984. More material followed in 1985. On reorganisation in 1994 several deposits were received.
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Old Accession Number: GMCRO 1204 GMCRO 1179 GMCRO 1164
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