Community Nurses

Health written question – answered on 26th June 2012.

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Photo of Virendra Sharma Virendra Sharma Labour, Ealing, Southall

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to improve access to 24/7 community nursing.

Photo of Anne Milton Anne Milton The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

Local health care organisations decide how best to use their funds to meet national and local priorities and to determine the work force required to meet people's needs locally, including the provision of 24 hours a day community nursing care.

The Department is working with community nurses and professional organisations as part of a development programme to scope a renewed model for community nursing, focusing on district nursing services.

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