New Clause 12

Health and Care Bill – in the House of Commons at 4:30 pm on 23rd November 2021.

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Protection of the title of “nurse”

‘(1) A person may not practise or carry on business under any name, style or title containing the word “nurse” unless that person is registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and entered in sub part 1 or 2 of the register as a Registered Nurse or in the specialist community public health nursing part of the register.

(2) Subsection (1) does not prevent any use of the designation “veterinary nurse”, “dental nurse” (for which see section 36K of the Dentists Act 1984) or “nursery nurse”.

(3) A person who contravenes subsection (1) is guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level four on the standard scale.’—(Edward Argar.)

Brought up, and read the First time.

Question put, That the clause be read a Second time.

Division number 118 Health and Care Bill — New Clause 12

Aye: 240 MPs

No: 303 MPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name


Nos: A-Z by last name


The House divided: Ayes 240, Noes 304.

Question accordingly negatived.