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Nurses: Bureaucracy

Health written question – answered on 7th July 2011.

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Photo of Daniel Poulter Daniel Poulter Conservative, Central Suffolk and North Ipswich

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many mandatory forms nurses were required to complete in the course of their duties in (a) 1997 and (b) 2010.

Photo of Paul Burstow Paul Burstow The Minister of State, Department of Health

We do not collect this information centrally. Some administrative tasks, including record keeping, are an essential part of the nursing role in delivering safe and effective patient care. The number of forms completed will depend on the type of nursing role, the needs of patients and the requirements of the organisation.

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