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Psychiatric Nursing Services

Volume 951: debated on Tuesday 13 June 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the present proportion of qualified to unqualified nursing staff in psychiatric nursing services.

The proportion of qualified nursing staff working in psychiatric—mental illness—hospitals and in psychiatric units or separate psychiatric wards of non-psychiatric hospitals was 55: 45 at September 1976. Centrally collected figures do not distinguish between registered mental nurses and State enrolled nurses (mental) and other qualified nurses.