Practice Nurses

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Health – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 10th November 1992.

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Photo of Mr Tom Sackville Mr Tom Sackville , Bolton West 12:00 am, 10th November 1992

In 1978, 888 whole-time equivalent practice nurses were employed by general practitioners. The number at 1 October 1990 was 7,698—a massive increase of more than 700 per cent. The latest figures available are to 1 October 1991, when 8,776 nurses were employed by GPs.