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Diabetes: Nurses

Volume 477: debated on Friday 20 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many specialist diabetes nurses were employed in the NHS in each of the last five years. (212077)

The information is not collected centrally.

The annual national health service workforce census does not separately identify the nurses.

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