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Notice Board / Re: Still Seeking
« Last post by backman on Today at 06:27:04 AM »
And more; Bath & Swindon College of Health,Gwent school of Nursing-Llanfrechfa Grange pendant badge.
Thanks
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Notice Board / Re: South African Nursing Epaulettes
« Last post by wilfb on August 14, 2017, 07:20:47 PM »
Hi.

Another very nice/useful addition to nursing history peter. Thank you.

Will.
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Notice Board / South African Nursing Epaulettes
« Last post by backman on August 13, 2017, 11:00:04 PM »
I know that the South African uniform for Nurses is a white uniform with different coloured epaulettes for the different branches of Nursing,with the silver badges attached.I found this which may be of interest ;http://www.sanc.co.za/serv_dds.htm
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Notice Board / Re: Merged Topic - Earliest Nursing badges
« Last post by myk1066 on August 11, 2017, 11:47:42 PM »
Can anyone check on the GNC register if there was a nurse called Catherine Mary Ritchie who trained 1954-1957, if so what are her training details?
Thanks in advance.
Mike
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Notice Board / Re: Belt Buckles
« Last post by wilfb on August 08, 2017, 08:33:51 PM »
Hi.

Very nice Peter.  Barry has now sent a batch of nuclear photos - with more to come!  We should get an excellent article out of this, though there is a little photo-editing first. Plus I am away for anther 3/52 but I think it will be worth the wait....

Will
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Notice Board / Re: Belt Buckles
« Last post by backman on August 07, 2017, 08:58:29 PM »
Another for the list is the Royal Free Hospital;  https://www.flickr.com/photos/backmanmal/36291695391/in/dateposted-public/
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General Discussion / Re: Shortened Training courses.
« Last post by wilfb on August 02, 2017, 12:04:11 PM »
Hi.

No, I believe not Myk.

Will.

* the SoN homepage contains the finding comments - which may be of interest:-

"All part of the still mushrooming growth of the NHS finding its inception in1948.  An NHS which was to cater for all.  Cradle to the grave. Not surprising then that since that beginning there had developed a plethora of nursing specialties, some sub-divided into highly specialized categories, all designed to meet particular needs. The nurses to meet those needs - General, Sick Children's, Mental, and Mental Subnormality Nurses, were, by 1974, being trained under the auspices of the General Nursing Councils. One for England and Wales; one for Scotland; and one for Northern Ireland.

'In 1974 there were 25 main qualifications which students of nursing studied and trained for. Which number did not include many highly specialized courses, including university degrees, followed consecutively and concurrently by basic course students and qualified nurses. Midwifery training has always been a feature'.... "


*Subnormality" is used in the context of 1974.
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General Discussion / Re: Shortened Training courses.
« Last post by myk1066 on August 01, 2017, 10:20:34 PM »
Was it ever so that any SEANS with experienced, like NA's, were made up to SRN?
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General Discussion / Re: Shortened Training courses.
« Last post by backman on August 01, 2017, 10:07:15 PM »
Thanks Will ,That sort of answers my original query which was triggered by a badge from Croydon Hospitals named and with a training date of 1968-69.I suspect for one such secondary training?
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General Discussion / Re: Shortened Training courses.
« Last post by wilfb on August 01, 2017, 09:39:23 PM »
Hi.

I am away right now but can clarify all when we return (4 weeks!);  Meanwhile:-

RSCN first - three years; followed by SRN - two years; (1957 - 62).

SRN from RMN - 18 months.

RMNS from RMN 1 year - and vice versa.

There were several variations on the main themes - eg SRN in 12 months (conversion- wartime) and nursing assistants to SEAN/SEN with various end-dates. I will need my records to confirm, but will try to check my paper files here. As you say, all was very well organised - with perhaps the exception of nursing assistant training taking place (for state enrolment) whilst some nursing assistants could have gained direct enrolment on the grounds of their experience.  There were other 'grey' areas but it has to be acknowledged that the GNC did lay down exact guidelines.

If the topic is not clarified by others first, I will add when we get back.

Will.
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