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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
BANHAM, Belinda Joan (fl 1936-1991)
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 volume


Name of creator(s)

Banham, Belinda Joan, fl 1936-1991, health care administrator

Administrative / Biographical history

Date of birth unknown; educated privately in Brussels and elsewhere prior to 1935, nurse tending to tuberculosis patients in the Royal Sea Bathing Hospital, Margate, 1935-1937; Radcliffe Infirmary Preliminary Training School, Headington, Oxford, 1937-1939; Civil Nursing Reserve during World War Two, 1939-1945; worked as a nurse in Cornwall following the War; Diploma in Social Studies and BSc in Sociology, University of London, completed 1955; worked on studies into deprivation and disability for Cornwall County Council leading to wider changes in family welfare provision, 1955-1965; involved in hospital management in Cornwall and the South Western Regional Health Board, including as Chairman in the Cornish health authorities, 1965-1977; Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster Family Practitioner Committee member, 1979-1985; Paddington and North Kensington District Health Authority, 1981-1986; Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham Family Practitioner Committee, 1987-1990; Chairman, Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham Family Health Services Authority, 1993-1996; member of Medical Research Council (MRC), 1980-1987; consultancy work, 1988-2002.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Volume of published memoirs by Belinda Banham, entitled Snapshots in time: some experiences in health care, 1836-1991 (Penzance, 1991), describing her career in health care before the Second World War, as a manager and administrator in the National Health Service (NHS), board director and consultant.

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction

Subject to the usual copyright and copying restrictions placed on published works.

Language/scripts of material


Finding aids

Collection description.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Description control

Archivist's Note

Sources: Who's Who. Entry compiled by Geoff Browell as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Rules or conventions

Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

This catalogue is made available under the Open Data Commons Attribution License. This catalogue may be updated from time to time in order to reflect additional material and/or new understandings of the material.

Date(s) of descriptions

April 2002

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  • Administration
  • Biographies
  • Environmental health
  • Health
  • Health policy
  • Literary forms and genres
  • Literature
  • Management
  • Medical sciences
  • Nursing
  • Organisation and management
  • Prose
  • Surgery

Personal names

  • Banham, Belinda Joan, fl 1936-1991, Health care administrator

Corporate names

  • King's College London College Archives
  • National Health Service

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