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Welcome to Oxfordshire Health Archives

Oxfordshire History Centre has re-opened to visitors

Please see the information on the History Centre’s website for full details of the key changes for visiting the centre.

These changes include revised opening days and times, the requirement for advance booking (giving at least a week’s notice), and registering for the new Archives Card system.

Oxfordshire Health Archives (OHA) brings together a medical based archive under the Public Records Act (1958). The archives in our care include those of National Health Service hospitals and associated administrative bodies, Leagues of Friends and Nurses’ Alumni organisations. 

The archive operates as a public service for users and National Health Service employees. For those who are unable to visit us in person, a copying service is provided. This can incur a charge.

The Oxfordshire Health Archives (OHA) aims to continue and develop in it’s mission to select, manage, preserve and make accessible archival material in accordance with best professional practice.

Aerial 1974-82 OHA copyright web
11-RI Nuffield 1 Nursing Team 1957 web
Littlemore Asylum in NOC Uncat Oversize box web
Ward Churchill web
WV 145 plan 2nd image web


What’s not in the archive

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.
  • Current contact details for former members of staff.

Our partners

Oxfordshire Health Archives

Oxfordshire County Council History Centre

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Department of Health Archive

Accredited Archive Service