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Health Visitors, Middlesex

Volume 498: debated on Wednesday 9 April 1952

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asked the Minister of Health if he is aware that members of the nursing profession appointed to posts as health visitors to the Middlesex County Council in accordance with the National Health Service, Act, 1946, under the Consolidated Recommendations of the Nurses Salaries Committee appointed by him, Nurses salaries Committee Notes No. 15 published in 1947, have been held by a decision of the High Court of Justice on 4th December, 1951, to be liable to have their appointments terminated by one month's notice; and, as these consolidated recommendations make no provision for the determination of nurses' employment, what steps he proposes to take to regularise the position.

The question of providing, in the national terms of service of hospital and public health nursing staff, for a specific period of notice on termination of appointment would be a matter for the Nurses and Midwives Council of the Health Services Whitley Councils.