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Mental Health Services: Nurses

Volume 491: debated on Wednesday 22 April 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 9 February 2009, Official Report, columns 1762-4W, on mental health services: nurses, what the reason is for the reduction in the number of registered mental health nurses in the Devon Partnership NHS Trust since 30 September 2006. (269347)

Work force planning is a matter for local determination as local work force planners are best placed to assess the health care needs of their local population. The Department continues to ensure the frameworks are in place to enable effective local work force planning.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department has spent on the provision of registered mental health nurses in (a) England, (b) the South West and (c) Devon in each of the last 10 years. (269349)