Midwives (Off-Duty Periods)

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Health – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 4th February 1957.

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Photo of Sir Keith Joseph Sir Keith Joseph , Leeds North East 12:00 am, 4th February 1957

asked the Minister of Health whether, in the interest of the health of midwives themselves, he will consider issuing a circular to employing authorities urging them to adopt a system of freedom from night calls for several nights at a time, as practised by at least one authority.

Photo of Mr John Vaughan-Morgan Mr John Vaughan-Morgan , Reigate

Provision for minimum off-duty periods for district midwives—including consecutive nights—wherever possible is already contained in their conditions of service and I have no reason to believe that it has not been generally observed.