HC Deb 22 October 1953 vol 518 cc298-9W
108. Mr. Poole

asked the Minister of Health if he will establish a committee to examine the methods of training of members of the nursing service, to ensure that the best use is made of the good material now coming forward.

Miss Hornsby-Smith

No; this subject has already been fully studied by a working party which reported in 1947, and under the Nurses Act of 1949 area nurse training committees have the duty inter alia of promoting research and investigation into the methods of training nurses. A number of experiments have been approved by the General Nursing Council on the advice of these committees, but it is as yet too early to judge their effect.