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Nursing (Vads)

Volume 415: debated on Thursday 1 November 1945

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asked the Minister of Health what opportunities are to be given to V.A.D.s to continue in the nursing profession.

I assume the hon. and gallant Member has in mind those who have been serving as V.A.D.s with His Majesty's Forces. Such V.A.D.s can train for State registration and may be eligible for a six months' remission of the period of training, or they can train for the Assistant Nurses Roll, if they are not already eligible for admission. I hope to announce soon a scheme of special allowances for persons undertaking nursing training who have served in the Forces or done other work of national importance. V.A.D.s who satisfy the conditions would be eligible for such allowances.