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Nurses, Midwives And Health Visitors

Volume 87: debated on Monday 18 November 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list all professional bodies which have been involved with the training, conduct or registration of nurses, midwives and health visitors for each of the past 15 years, indicating his Department's annual contribution to each organisation's funding; and, where known, what proportion this represented of total funding for the body in question.

In England, prior to July 1983, the following five professional bodies were involved with the training, conduct or registration of nurses, midwives and health visitors:

  • General Nursing Council for England and Wales (GNC)
Funding of professional bodies in £000
GNCCMB*CETHVJBCNSPADNTVKCCENB
1970–71
a. DHSS funding6,1591108
b. Total funding6,836
c. (a) as percentage of (b)90%
1971–72
a. DHSS funding7,1197218111
b. Total funding7,874
c. (a) as percentage of (b)90%
1972–73
a. DHSS funding8,2498537738
b. Total funding9,099112
c. (a) as percentage of (b)91%
1973–74
a. DHSS funding9,386938280
b. Total funding10,424106
c. (a) as percentage of (b)90%77%
1974–75
a. DHSS funding13,588125121128
b. Total funding14,968154
c. (a) as percentage of (b)91%79%
1975–76
a. DHSS funding19,743201178202
b. Total funding21,262224
c. (a) as percentage of (b)93%79%
1976–77
a. DHSS funding23,272179246256
b. Total funding25,752309
c. (a) as percentage of (b)90%80%

  • Central Midwives Board (CMB)
  • Council for the Education and Training of Health Visitors (CETHV)
  • Joint Board of Clinical Nursing Studies (JBCNS)
  • Panel of Assessors for District Nurse Training (PADNT)

The first three were statutory bodies.

On 1 July 1983, these bodies were dissolved and their functions taken over by bodies established under the 1979 Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors Act:

  • United Kingdom Central Council for Nursing,
  • Midwifery and Health Visiting (UKCC)
  • English National Board for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting (ENB).

The board took over only those training functions pertaining to England. The funding information requested is in the table.

GNC

CMB

*

CETHV

JBCNS

PADNT

UKCC

BVB

1977–78

a. DHSS funding

25,036194267281

b. Total funding

27,780302329286

c. (a) as percentage of (b)

90%64%81%98%
1978–79

a. DHSS funding

28,968226304312

b. Total funding

31,807339375319

c. (a) as percentage of (b)

91%67%81%98%
1979–80

a. DHSS funding

34,454265360354

b. Total funding

37,621386438363

c. (a) as percentage of (b)

92%69%82%98%
1980–81

a. DHSS funding

48,176367443432

b. Total funding

52,139502539442

c. (a) as percentage of (b)

92%73%82%98%
1981–82

a. DHSS funding

53,059406476495164401519

b. Total funding

58,189587495507184455521

c. (a) as percentage of (b)

91%69%81%98%89%88%99·6%
1982–83

a. DHSS funding

59,8524125105201479011,013

b. Total funding

64,0925776445281791,0781,013

c. (a) as percentage of (b)

93%71%79%98%82%84%100%
1983–84

a. DHSS funding

13,521287138115311,13350,273

b. Total funding

14,332353184119382,77451,670

c. (a) as percentage of (b)

94%81%75%97%82%41%97%
1984–85

a. DHSS funding

26668,800

b. Total funding

2,65468,647

c. (a) as percentage of (b)

10%97%

Notes:

* For CMB total funding figures are not available prior to 1977–78. No funding figure is available for 1970–71 and those for 1971–72 to 1975–76 include a contribution from Wales.

† For CETHV DHSS funding figures for years 1970–71 to 1972–73 include advances to Council for Education and Training in Social Work also. No figures are available for total funding prior to 1972–73.

‡ For JBCNS total funding figures are not available prior to 1977–78.

║ UKCC's first statutory accounts cover the period 1 October 1980 to 31 March 1982 and so the amounts stated under 1981–82 for both DHSS and total funding refer to this eighteen month period.

¶ ENB's first statutory accounts cover the period 1 September 1980 to 31 March 1982 and so the amounts stated under 1981–82 for both DHSS and total funding refer to this nineteen month period.