HC Deb 06 April 1965 vol 710 cc59-60W
Sir G. Sinclair

asked the Minister of Health if he will correlate the reports of successful special health measures taken by local authorities which have large immigrant communities and make the results available to all other such local authorities.

Mr. Loughlin

We are very ready to issue general advice whenever this seems desirable. Though the health problems of immigrants are not uniform as between one local authority and another,

some hospitals have been refusing hundreds of applications from young girls who wish to join the nursing profession, without giving them any indication of the urgent need for such applicants in other hospitals; and what action he will take to deal with the matter.

Mr. K. Robinson

I am aware that some hospitals receive more applicants for training than they can accept. It is a common practice for those who cannot be accepted to be referred elsewhere for training but I am discussing this and other aspects of the organisation of nurse recruitment with Regional Hospital Boards.