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Nurses (Training)

Volume 886: debated on Tuesday 11 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many female nurses are trained annually at each of the Service training establishments; what is the estimated cost per trainee in each Service; and why the training is not concentrated at one establishment.

The average numbers under training annually are: Royal Navy 135, Army 440 and Royal Air Force 275. No costs for nurse training are available.

A large part of the training of female nurses consists of practical training in hospitals. In order to provide sufficient clinical experience and to avoid too high a proportion of trainees at any one place, their training is spread among Service hospitals. Nurses in training work under supervision as part of the staffs of Service hospitals.