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Nurses And Midwives (Training)

Volume 169: debated on Tuesday 13 March 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health what provision has been made for the training of nurses and midwives since 1978–79.

I refer my hon. Friend to the reply I gave my hon. Friend the Member for Gedling (Mr. Mitchell) on 20 February at column 701.

course by two years; and how many districts still fall below the target set by the European region of the World Health Organisation.

The two-year uptake for diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio and measles in England, for the financial year 1988–89, is given in the table.

Vaccination and Immunisation 2 year uptakes 1988–89
A summary of district uptake levels has been placed in the Library. The World Health Organisation's European region target is 90 per cent. by 1990, and our aim is to reach that target in the year 1990–91. In 1988–89 no district had yet reached the target for pertussis, but 20 had done so for measles and 85 for diphtheria.