HC Deb 22 March 1945 vol 409 c1009W
Major Peto

asked the Minister of Health, in view of the fact that permission has been given under Section 613 (a) of the Nurses Act, 1943, for Christian Science nurses to practise under that name, what steps will be taken to ensure that such persons always use the full designation; and to arrange that action will be taken if they change the title in any way and merely describe themselves as nurses.

Mr. Willink

I have not yet brought into operation the provisions of Sub, section (1) of Section 6 of the Nurses Act, 1943, which will restrict the use of the title "nurse," nor have I yet made any regulations under proviso (b) to that Subsection. When I do so, it is my intention to authorise Christian Science nurses to call themselves "Christian Science nurses" as I indicated in my reply on 6th March to my hon. Friend the Member for Southwark South-East (Mr. Naylor). Under the provisions of the Nurses Act, 1943, it will be an offence for persons other than registered nurses and enrolled assistant nurses to use any expression containing the word "nurse" otherwise than in accordance with the regulations, and such persons will render themselves liable to legal proceedings.

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