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School Nurses

Volume 454: debated on Monday 11 December 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) school nurses and (b) school health assistants have been made redundant in the last three years in (i) Coventry and (ii) England; and what steps she is taking to ensure that the ratio of school nurses to school clusters is reached. (104210)

Information on redundancies of school nurses and school health assistants is not collected centrally.

The Department, along with the Department for Education and Skills, is continuing to ensure that the profile of school nurses remains high nationally.

Ministers and the chief nursing officer continue to communicate the importance of school nurses to the national health service, and work with professional bodies to promote their modern role.