The answer to our email recipient' s Query (which she is happy with)....
Bingo! The answer is that the GNC records for 1974 are absolutely correct, as you yourself have already pointed out perhaps not realising it, in your emails.
The London Hospital.
Was, in 1974, the North Eastern Metroplitan Regions' Princess Alexandra School of Nursing. Your comment about The London being worthy on a mention in its own right was correct, and it was correctly acknowledged here:- http://www.schoolsofnursing.co.uk/PrincessAlexsonNWM74.htm
Some schools issued Hospital badges, some schools of nursing badges. The London was a hospital badge.
Your comment re: Mildmay School was also correct, it was a small associated hospital, but not very charitable, since The London started in 1740 and the link between the two was - 'the merchant seaman and manufacturing classes’: the East End community of the time'. One of the original reasons de etre of Mildmay Hospital...http://schoolsofnursing.co.uk/MildmaymissNEM74.htm
The 1974 GNC entry was/is correct.
The Royal Hospital of St Bartholemew.
This entry 1974 was/is also correct. Perhaps we were distracted a much later timeline1994, when Barts and the London (The Royal London from 1990), merged. A further merger is planned between The London/Barts andNewham and Whipps Cross for 2012.http://schoolsofnursing.co.uk/RoyalStBartholNEM74.htm
So, in conclusion, I hope that we have provided a satistactory answer to your query. The London already had it's own well recognised school - the Princess Alexandra; Mildmay also had it's own school with close training associations; and The London became a joint NHS Trust:-http://www.bartsandthelondon.nhs.uk/about-us/introducing-barts-and-the-london/
And nurse training is now a University matter:-www.city.ac.uk
The original GNC information we provided is correct - plus we now have a Mildmay badge for the appropriate card - the difficulty is now dating it. Does it fit the 1974 timeline?.....
Ps. We gathered a little further information about Mildmay:-http://www.aim25.ac.uk/cats/23/3987.htm
Including the fact that the original hospital closed in December 1982. I belive that like the Phoenix, it may have been reborn. Any additinal information would be very welcome.