HC Deb 02 December 1971 vol 827 cc165-6W
64. Mr. Varley

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether nurses from the Chesterfield Royal Hospital who attend accidents on motorways are covered for insurance purposes; and whether he will ensure that all such nurses are so covered.

Mr. Alison

The National Health Service (Superannuation) Regulations provide for the payment of injury allowance to or in respect of nurses covered by the regulations who are permanently incapacitated or who die in these circumstances. The Superannuation Bill will enable a new code of injury allowance to be introduced covering all persons engaged in health services whether superannuable or not. Where a nurse was not permanently incapacitated the normal provisions for paid sick leave would apply.

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