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Volume 696: debated on Wednesday 21 November 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What reports they have received from primary care trusts (PCTs) about the appointment of alcohol nurse specialists by PCTs; and whether there will be enough alcohol nurse specialists to cover the brief interventions envisaged in their revised alcohol harm reduction strategy. [HL145]

We do not collect this information centrally. The alcohol nurse specialists are not the only staff who deliver brief interventions; they can be undertaken by other healthcare workers and appropriate professionals in other settings, such as probation officers in the criminal justice setting.