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Health Visitors and Community Nurses

Volume 455: debated on Monday 8 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) health visitors and (b) community nurses there are in each primary care trust in England. (109654)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether primary care trusts are required to ring-fence funding for the provision of (a) health visitors and (b) community nurses. (109655)

Funding is not ring-fenced within the revenue allocations to primary care trusts (PCTs). It is PCTs’ responsibility to decide how to use the funding allocated to them to meet the health needs of their local populations.