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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Health – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 21st March 2017.

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Photo of Philip Dunne Philip Dunne The Minister of State, Department of Health 12:00 am, 21st March 2017

As my hon. Friend knows, we are launching a second wave of nursing associates at the beginning of April. I am pleased to be able to confirm that Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, which manages Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, is one of the trusts that will receive nursing associates, and that the system is partly designed to give social care workers opportunities to upskill.