Welcome to Oxfordshire Health Archives

Radcliffe Infirmary Operating Theatre with Radcliffe Observatory 1931


Oxfordshire Health Archives, hosted by Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust and Oxfordshire County Council, selects and cares for the historic archives of NHS hospitals in Oxfordshire. The archives in our care include those of Oxfordshire hospitals and NHS administrative bodies, Leagues of Friends and Nurses' Alumni organizations. In addition, we provide advice to NHS staff on the management, care and disposal of recent records.

We also answer enquiries from those unable to visit in person. Copies of our material are available; a charge is usually made for this service.


We do not hold the following:

      • GP records of any kind.
      • Hospital patient medical records after 1945. For holdings before that date see individual hospital entries in the List of hospitals.

Medical Records department at the Radcliffe Infirmary 1975


  • Following our move to Oxfordshire History Centre we are still working on adapting our catalogues for use in the History Centre Searchroom. They were compiled over many years in several different formats and we ask for your patience whilst our two (very) part time staff carry out this extremely large project.
  • A note about records now available in the Searchroom can be found here.