Nurses' training registers and other records from the General Infirmary at Leeds

Scope and Content

Comprises: i) Nurses Training Registers, Books 1-17, October 1915-October 1956; ii) Nurses Engagement Book, 1873/4-1897; iii) Nursing Register/Register of Nurses (employed at the General Infirmary), 1874-1938; iv) Record Books, 1856-1922; v) Territorial Force (-Army) Nursing Service registers, 1909-1940

Administrative / Biographical History

Although some training records exist from 1856, the history of the Nurses' Training School begins with the opening of the present Leeds General Infirmary in 1868, with just 20 nurses. In 1905 a 4-year training scheme was introduced, and as the standard of academic training was raised, a Preliminary Training School for Probationers was established in 1919, following the passing of the State Registration Act. Leeds was the first university in Europe to introduce, in 1921, a University Diploma in Nursing.

Access Information

Access to the Nurses Training Registers for the period 1930-1956 may be subject to some restriction

Acquisition Information

The gift of the School of Healthcare Studies, via Revd. A.G. Brown


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