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Nurse Prescribers

Volume 404: debated on Tuesday 6 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his target is for the number of nurse prescribers; when the target was published; when the target is due to be met; what the baseline was for the target; and what progress has been made towards meeting the target. [109997]

We have already met the target set out in the NHS Plan, by enabling over 23,000 nurses with a district nurse or health visitor qualification to prescribe for their patients.The majority of nurses are able to supply medicines.