Sheffield Region Schools Timeline - 1974

In 1974 there were 32 Schools/combined schools of nursing in the Newcastle Region of the NHS involving 105 hospitals in nurse training - spread across 23 geographical regions of the UK. 13 regions in  England - plus 7 regions covering the Isle of Man, Channel Islands, Wales and Scotland. Not forgetting of course the Schools of Nursing of the armed services, each of which used it's own military hospitals.

All were part of the then still mushrooming growth of the NHS following its inception in1948.  An NHS which was to cater for all.  Cradle to the grave. An NHS attempting to cover almost all known medical conditions. 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 27 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....

The 1974 timeline is about the schools of nursing which trained the vast majority of nurses who then practiced in the UK.  About the courses. About the students who followed them to become registered nurses. About the awards they gained on the way. About their teachers, including ward staff. About the hospitals. About nursing practice. Above all it is about the reality of the practice of nurse education and training in the '70's. All about it.... Welcome!!

  1 Barnsley School of Nursing
  2 Boston School of Nursing.
  3 Carlton hays Hospital School of Nursing.
  4 Chesterfield School of Nursing.
  5 Derby Combined School of Nursing.
  6 Doncaster School of Nursing.
  7 Grantham and Kesteven School of Nursing
  8 Grimbsby School of Nursing.
  9 Groby Road and Hillcrest Hospitals School of Nursing.
10 Harmston Hall and Associated Hospitals School of Nursing.
11 Kingsway Hospital School of Nursing.
12 Leicester General Hospital School of Nursing.
13 Leicester No3 HMC School of Nursing
14 Leicester Royal Infirmary School of Nursing
15 Loughborough general Hospital School of Nursing
16 Louth School of Nursing
17 Mansfield Group School of Nursing.
18 Middlewood Hospital School of Nursing
19 Montague Hospital School of Nursing.
20 North Sheffield University Hospital Group School of Nursing.
21 Nottingham School of Nursing.
22 The Pastures Hospital School of Nursing.
23 Rampton Hospital School of Nursing.
24 Rauceby Hospital School of Nursing
25 Rotherham School of Nursing.
26 St John's Hospital School of Nursing.
27 Scunthorpe General Hospital School of Nursing.
28 Sheffield No 3 HMC School of Nursing.
29 Trent Vale Group School of Nursing.
30 United Sheffield Hospitals School of Nursing.
31 Whittington Hall Hospital Group School of Nursing.
32 Worksop Hospitals School of Nursing.
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