Moderator Control Panel ]

UK Nursing Records 1891-1931

Share your thoughts with your fellow family historians – and the Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine team – here

UK Nursing Records 1891-1931

Postby coopernicola » Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:14 am

I got an Ancestry Hint this morning from a set of records I'd not come across before. I'm so impressed with the detail given. Describing my ancestor as a 'very good nurse' but 'not very strong' and much more. Worth checking out if you have a nursing ancestor it really gives you an idea of their personality.
Attachments
Nursing Record Florence MEETHAM.jpg
Nursing Record Florence MEETHAM.jpg (791.15 KiB) Viewed 2164 times
User avatar
coopernicola
 
Posts: 701
Joined: Wed Aug 26, 2009 12:11 pm

Re: UK Nursing Records 1891-1931

Postby fhb » Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:42 am

So which set of records was it?


Sent from my SM-N9005 using WDYTYA Forum mobile app
fhb
 
Posts: 50
Joined: Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:53 am

Re: UK Nursing Records 1891-1931

Postby fhb » Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:43 am

Sorry - just seen the subject line of your message!!

Sent from my SM-N9005 using WDYTYA Forum mobile app
fhb
 
Posts: 50
Joined: Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:53 am

Re: UK Nursing Records 1891-1931

Postby ksouthall » Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:24 pm

I've used these records and agree, they are fascinating.
ksouthall
 
Posts: 1937
Joined: Tue Sep 23, 2008 7:26 pm
Location: Sussex

Re: UK Nursing Records 1891-1931

Postby fhb » Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:32 pm

Am I correct in thinking these records are only State Registered Nurses, so a Nurse who worked from 1926 to 1936 but never made SRN wouldn't appear?

Sent from my SM-N9005 using WDYTYA Forum mobile app
fhb
 
Posts: 50
Joined: Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:53 am

Re: UK Nursing Records 1891-1931

Postby AdrianB38 » Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:01 pm

There are 3 sets of records on Ancestry with different scopes, including SRNs.

As for your query, I thought that the whole point of State Registration was that it was a compulsory scheme. Having said that, of course, there have to be aspects to be aware of. If someone never completed their training would be one. The other would be - just what is a nurse anyway? There must surely have been small employers who didn't ask for SRNs or people who were employed as auxiliaries but got informally called nurses. Sort of the difference between a Nurse and a nurse.

I'm no expert on this but those are the things that I'd think about if I couldn't find a relly.

Sent from my MotoG3 using WDYTYA Forum mobile app
Adrian
AdrianB38
 
Posts: 2644
Joined: Tue Jul 27, 2010 4:07 pm

Re: UK Nursing Records 1891-1931

Postby coopernicola » Sat Sep 09, 2017 12:32 pm

This link may help explain SRN & SEN nurses, both appear to have been documented and can be found in various NA records
http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C90
As a retired Biomedical Scientist(BNS) I was 'State Registered' - this was a requirement for practice, as it was for SRN's. The term SRN would have been a protected title because of this, as was BMS. These are not voluntary registers but individuals are required to reach a standard educational level, from a recognised registered establishment, and pay to be included in the relevant register.
User avatar
coopernicola
 
Posts: 701
Joined: Wed Aug 26, 2009 12:11 pm


Return to Genealogy chat


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests