Reference number
  • COH
Date
  • 1945-1993
Level
  • Collection
Description
  • National Executive Committee minutes, 1946-62, 1975-84; Finance and Organisation Committee minutes, 1951-69; Legal and Parliamentary Committee minutes, 1946-51; amalgamation file, 1945-46; post-war staffing crisis files; Health Services Journal, 1946-63 (incomplete); historian's papers; delegate conference papers, 1992-93.
Extent
  • 129 boxes
Admin history
  • The Confederation of Health Service Employees (COHSE) was formed in 1946 by the amalgamation of the Mental Hospital and Institutional Workers' Union and the Hospitals and Welfare Services Union. In 1993 it amalgamated with the National and Local Government Officers' Association and the National Union of Public Employees (NUPE) to form UNISON.

    Reference: Mick Carpenter, All for One ( COHSE: Banstead, 1980).
Appraisal
  • This collection has been weeded for duplicates.
Finding aids
  • A copy of this catalogue is available in paper format in the Centre's searchroom, at the National Register of Archives in London and in Chadwyck-Healey's National Inventory of Documentary Sources.
    An authority record exists for the Confederation of Health Service Employees (GB 0152 AAR1163).
Access Conditions
  • These papers are closed for twenty years.
Access status
  • Open
Related Material
  • National Union of Public Employees (NUPE); The Hospital and Welfare Services Union; National Asylum Workers' Union / Mental Hospital and Institutional Workers' Union; Medical Practitioners' Union; Association of Tuberculosis Care Workers
  • National and Local Government Officers' Association
  • Poor Law Workers' Trade Union
Subject
  • National Health Service
  • Hospitals