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Primary Care Trusts

Volume 471: debated on Wednesday 30 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what data his Department collects from primary care trusts on hospital at night teams. (178262)

The Department does not collect information from primary care trusts on Hospital at Night (H@N) teams. However, we are aware that the H@N team in National Workforce Projects (NWP) has surveyed trusts.

In the baseline survey of acute trusts, completed in October 2006, 65 per cent. of respondents had completed an audit and identified key competencies needed for their H@N team, and over half the trusts used the National Patient Safety Agency guide to do their risk assessment. This report can be found on NWP's website at