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Community Nurses: Social Services

Volume 485: debated on Thursday 18 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance his Department provides to community nurses on the co-ordination of their work with people employed by social services departments. (244519)

No guidance has been issued centrally. It is for local national health service organisations in partnership with local authorities to commission high quality services and to integrate health and social care. The Nursing and Midwifery Council's ‘The code: Standards of conduct, performance and ethics for nurses and midwives’ makes the commitment for members to work with others to protect and promote the health and well-being of those in their care, their families and carers, and the wider community.