§ Mr. John Page
asked the Minister of Health what is his policy regarding the employment and recruitment of part-time State registered nurses in general and in the hospital groups serving the constituency of Harrow, West, in particular; and what local advertising policy for recruitment of such nurses in the Harrow area has been following during 1966.
§ Mr. K. Robinson
My policy is to encourage their employment. Hospital authorities have had their attention drawn to the need to increase the employment of nurses working part-time and have been given guidance on such matters as their recruitment, reception, welfare and refresher training. Guidance on recruitment has been acted on in the hospitals serving the hon. Member's constituency by advertising in the local press as required. Their full approved complement of trained staff has been maintained without difficulty.