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Collection D675 - Highlands and Islands Medical Service

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GB 232 D675


Highlands and Islands Medical Service


  • 1915-1967 (Creation)

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9 items

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Highlands and Islands Medical Service (1913-1948)

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The Highlands and Islands Medical Service (HIMS) provided state funded healthcare to a population covering half of Scotland's landmass from its launch in 1913 until the creation of Scotland's National Health Service (NHS) in 1948. Though treatment was not free, unlike NHS Scotland which succeeded it, fees were set at minimal levels and people could still get treated even if they were unable to pay

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Photocopy of a cover letter to School Boards re Highlands and Islands (Medical Service) Fund and copies of conditions for each scheme 1915; photocopy of poster for the Highlands and Islands Medical Service Board County of Argyll 1916; District of Cowal and Kintyre re Areas attended by practitioners at modified fees 1967
Photocopy of report re General Medical Services in the Highlands and Islands [1 item]

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  • English

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Paper records

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Item level catalogue available from Highland Archives, Inverness

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