HC Deb 15 July 1946 vol 425 cc164-5W
120. Mr. Hastings

asked the Secretary of State for War if he will arrange that the training of nursing orderlies in the services is of such a standard as to be accepted by the General Nursing Council so that time spent in such training will count automatically for the diploma of State Registered Nurse.

Mr. Bellenger:

The full training in all three Services is such that it is accepted by the General Nursing Council for the purpose of admission to the examination for State registration. During the war the period of initial training of nursing orderlies had necessarily been shortened but the full training course is now being reintroduced in the Royal Navy and the Army, and will he reintroduced in the Royal Air Force as soon as possible.