HC Deb 10 November 1921 vol 148 cc630-1W

asked the Minister of Health if he will consider the hardship inflicted on the managers and probationer nurses of small country hospitals of less than 50 beds by the Regulation regarding probationer nurses, under which probationers in such small hospitals are not allowed to reckon time spent in them as part of their training qualification, in spite of the fact that time spent in such hospitals is well spent owing to the varied experience afforded in them?


I am not aware to what Regulation the hon. and gallant Member refers. No such provision is included in the Rules framed under the Nurses Registration Act, 1919, for the admission of existing nurses to the register, and the Rules for future admissions are still under the consideration of the General Nursing Council and have not yet been submitted to me for approval.