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District Nurse Training

Volume 176: debated on Wednesday 11 July 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many places were (a) offered and (b) filled on district nurse training programmes in Wales in each year since 1979–80.

The information from 1983–84, obtained from the Welsh National Board for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting, is given in the table. Data are not held centrally before the setting up of the board in 1982.

District Nurse TrainingDistrict Enrolled Nurse Training
YearPlacesNumbersPlacesNumbers
1989–907050
1988–8985623925
1987–8884623933
1986–8784613926
1985–8690693022
1984–8590743026
1983–849077125
1 Data not available.
It is the responsibility of each district health authority in Wales to determine its demand and training needs for district nurses according to manpower requirements.