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General Discussion / Re: seek and ye shall find
« Last post by backman on June 18, 2018, 05:20:17 PM »
A nice group,well done Sue. I find it so finding that the advent of the internet missed the demise of Schools of Nursing by a few years.We lost so much of the collective knowledge about the history and detail of nursing badges. It is a real shame that it wasn't all recorded,would make our lives far easier!
General Discussion / Re: Sister Anaesthetists
« Last post by backman on June 18, 2018, 05:15:31 PM »
Thanks Mark,a little light reading me thinks? Co incidentally today sees the start of the 13th world congress of Nurse Anaesthetists in Budapest!
General Discussion / Re: Sister Anaesthetists
« Last post by Mark Kerr on June 18, 2018, 03:20:53 PM »
From a 2002 article in Anaesthesia journal, on the Sister Anaesthetists of Norwich.

It's an Open Access paper, so help yourself to downloading the pdf:

1 The Sister Anaesthetists shall be appointed by the Honorary Medical Staff, subject to confirmation by the Board of Management.
2 When on duty they will be under the control of the Honorary Anaesthetists.
3 The salary shall be at the rate of 70 a year with uniform, board, residence and laundry.
4 Both Sister Anaesthetists shall be on duty from 9 AM till 1.30 PM One shall be on duty 1.30 PM to 6 PM and the other from 6 PM to 9 AM.
5 The Sister Anaesthetists shall be entitled to every other weekend off from 6 PM Friday to 9 AM Monday.
6 For disciplinary purposes the Sister Anaesthetists shall be under the Matron

Also a letter to the BMJ 1940, again, free to access:

and finally for today, another history from the 1992 proceedings of the History of Anaesthesia Society (quite a big download, 5mb or so, you want pages 22-28

Mark (well I am a a librarian...) Kerr
General Discussion / Re: seek and ye shall find
« Last post by nursesue on June 17, 2018, 08:56:49 PM »
am still researching the navy blue version so will let you know if I find anything
General Discussion / Re: seek and ye shall find
« Last post by myk1066 on June 16, 2018, 11:20:57 PM »
Well done, a stunning set.  What is the significance of the royal blue badge?
General Discussion / Re: seek and ye shall find
« Last post by wilfb on June 16, 2018, 08:32:59 PM »

Nice one Sue - well done... Enjoy.

General Discussion / seek and ye shall find
« Last post by nursesue on June 16, 2018, 08:29:49 PM »
I remember seeing a photo on this site with nurse badges pinned to its area on a map of the UK I noticed a dark blue version of the Edinburgh sick kids badges and from that day ( many moons ago) I was determined to find it and after a long search I found it albeit a wee bit battered and bruised but I knew I had to have it and after some serious negotiations it finally headed to Fife

Yes I paid over the odds but it was a must have but even though its a tad bruised I love it
General Discussion / Sister Anaesthetists
« Last post by backman on June 14, 2018, 02:10:39 PM »
I recently came across a few references to the role of Sister Anaesthetists during and after the First World War and wondered if anyone knew more about them and their role?
General Discussion / Re: General Nursing Council
« Last post by backman on June 14, 2018, 09:35:19 AM »
 As an update on previous discussions I have now managed to identify the finding from trawling the ancestry registers.It may be of interest ,especially if anyone knows where any of these might be in time for next years centenary of Nurse Registration? Format is Qualification number,name,date of registration and place and type of training
SRN 1 Ethel Gordon Fenwick(nee Manson) Registered Sept 30,1921 ,1878-79 Royal Infirmary Manchester

RFN 1 Annie Bryant,sept 30 ,1921,Exp.1894-96 South Western Hospital Stockwell

RSCN 1 Evelyn Margaret Hughes,Oct.28,1921 Cert 1909-12 Childrens Hospital Birmingham

SRN Male 1  George Dunn March  17 1922 Cert 1901-04 RAMC Hospitals

RNMD 1 Minnie Eleanor Alderton May 19th 1922 brock Hall Whalley

RMN 1 Tom Christian Sept 30.1921 Cert MPA 1900-03 Banstead Mental Hospital

When I get a chance i will try and do the same for the Scottish Registers.

Yes, I too am willing to loan any badges which may be of use.

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