Struck off! The GNC Disciplinary Committee 1922 - 1936

05 Feb 2020 16:00 - 17:30

University of Chester, Riverside Campus, Castle Drive, Chester, CH1 1SL


When the General Nursing Council was formed after the Nurses Registration Act of 1919, one of their roles was to determine when and why a nurse might be removed from the register.

This turned out not to be an easy matter, and the discussions of the committee reveal how essential certain personal and moral traits were thought to be to nursing practice in this era. From divorce courts to gambling shops, Sarah Chaney explores the aim of a small group of matrons to “purify the profession”.


This event is hosted by the the University of Chester's Faculty of Health and Social Care (FHSC) Historical Society, which aims to unite individuals with an interest in medicine, nursing, midwifery and social work across the University and the wider community. The Society meets regularly for a range of talks and discussion and anyone with an interest in health and social care or social history is welcome to attend.

Booking for this event must be made through the Society. Please use the link provided for contact details and booking instructions.

Please note there is no car parking available at the Riverside Campus. Access to the lecture rooms is through the main entrance, opposite the River Dee. Further details on parking and transport options are available on our How to Find Us page.

The University of Chester Riverside Museum will also be open from 1-4pm, free admission and no booking necessary.

University of Chester
Riverside Campus
Castle Drive

There are a number of ways you can get to the Riverside Campus. For full details visit the University website.

Page last updated - 15/02/2020