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Nurses: Nottinghamshire

Volume 506: debated on Monday 22 February 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many qualified school nurses there are employed in schools in (a) Bassetlaw constituency and (b) Nottinghamshire local authority. (316726)

The information is not held in the format requested. Information is available for the number of qualified nursing staff in the school nursing area of work directly employed by national health service organisations. The following table shows the number of qualified nursing staff in the school nursing area of work in Bassetlaw Primary Care Trust (PCT) and Nottinghamshire County PCT.

NHS hospital and community health services, qualified school nursing

Headcount

Nurses in each specified organisation as at 30 September 2008

Qualified nurses in school nursing

Of which qualified school nurses1

Total for specified organisations

21

3

Bassetlaw PCT

3

0

Nottinghamshire County Teaching PCT

18

3

Notes:

1. Qualified school nurses hold the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) specialist practice qualification with an outcome in school nursing, which is a recordable qualification on the NMC register.

2. The NHS Hospital and Community Health Services non-medical workforce census is a large statistical exercise, collecting over one million records from over 400 organisations. It is not, and is not intended to be, carried out to exact accounting standards.

Source:

The Information Centre for health and social care: Non-Medical Workforce Census.