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Nurses: Training

Volume 474: debated on Wednesday 26 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many nurses in England have received training in (a) asthma and (b) respiratory diseases over the last five years, broken down by primary care trust. (193864)

The information is not collected centrally.

The annual national health service work force census does not separately identify the number of nurses who have received post-registration training from the rest of the nursing work force.

The Government have supported the development of a range of specialist roles within nursing. However it is for local NHS organisations to commission training places and to deploy specialist nurses in accordance with their local needs.