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District Nurse

Anthony obtained the first qualification entitled 'National District Nursing Certificat' having number 4 on his certificate. He also qualified as a Queen's Nurse.

Assistant Matron in Charge

This new hospital was for the rehabilitation of the elderly after surgery or other illness.

Established the first purpose built staff nursery in the country. See 'So you want to start a nursery?' (1965).  'Compulsory geriatric nursing' (1965) ' Modern Geriatrics with others' (1964). Training nurses to care for the elderly (1965)

Principal, William Rathbone Staff College, Liverpool

This was a residential management training college for NHS staff.

Achievements included changing the present nursing course to a middle management course run jointly by the College and the School of Business Studies of the University of Liverpool. The fees taken for this oversubscribed monthly course allowed the inside of the College and its 30 bedrooms to be refurnished.

Chief Nursing Officer, Central Wirral, Cheshire

The position consisted of the nurse management of nine hospitals & head of Nursing Training School.

Anthony introduced the Salmon scheme of nurse management to the hospitals. See 'Salmon-A Leap into the Future' (1971) Taking the oldest Cadet course in the country (1943) and changing it into a modern educational model to attract young people with good ‘O’ levels to enter nurse training. 24 young people at 16 years entered with a minimum of 2 ‘O’ levels and in two year had to achieve at least three more in specific subjects. A full time nurse teacher was appointed to work in the College for four days and manage a supervised experience in hospital. A Staff Appraisal scheme including self-appraisal was also introduced.

Chief Nursing Officer, Newcastle upon Tyne Health Teaching Authority

The nurse management of 17 hospitals and the community nursing services in the city of Newcastle-upon-Tyne & Head of largest Nurse Training School in the UK)

Previously the hospitals consisted of three separate management boards namely (1) the former Board of Governors based on the Royal Victoria Infirmary (650 beds plus a Dental Teaching Hospital and several smaller hospitals covering paediatrics and midwifery. (2) The Hospital Management Committee of the Newcastle General Hospital (1085 beds) and several smaller satellite hospitals including an important eye hospital, Walker Gate hospital and (3)  the Mental Hospital Group based on St. Nicholas Hospital (800 beds). In 1976 a further general hospital was commissioned named Freeman Hospital (810 beds)

In 1974 the community services of District Nursing, Health Visiting, Community Midwifery and School Nursing was transferred to the Health Authority.

Anthony’s main task was to bring the nursing services into one large group of services. He did this by delegating large areas of responsibility to staff with equal authority needed to carry out their functions. Ward sisters were offered training for the Further Education Teachers Certificate of the City and Guilds (730). Later a large post-graduate scheme was created with twelve post-basic courses offered to qualified staff. A scheme to allow staff to obtain PhD’s was created in co-operation with what was to become the Northumbria University with the first four out of six candidates eventually becoming professors of nursing. See ‘Partners in Tyne (1983)

A communication system of policies and guidance was issued to staff at ward level on a regular basis so that policies and procedures were common on each ward.


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