§ Mr. Kinsey
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what proposals he has for overcoming the shortage of nurses in Birmingham and the West Midlands area.
§ Mr. Alison
Regional hospital boards with hospital management committees are responsible for nurse staffing and recruitment and the Birmingham board is maintaining its intensive recruitment campaigns.620W
My Department is continuing its background support to the recruitment effort of hospital authorities by means of publicity campaigns in the national Press, magazines and cinemas, the production of posters, brochures and films and the provision of exhibition material and advice.