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Health: Nurses

House of Lords written question – answered on 27th June 2012.

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Photo of Lord Willis of Knaresborough Lord Willis of Knaresborough Chair, Science and Technology: Sub-Committee I (Higher education in STEM subjects)

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many foundation hospital trusts in England currently have a registered nurse on their main board.

Photo of Earl Howe Earl Howe The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

Under the National Health Service Act 2006, every NHS foundation trust (NHSFT) is required to have a registered nurse or registered midwife on the board. We are informed by the chairman of Monitor (the statutory name of which is the Independent Regulator of NHS Foundation Trusts) that all NHSFTs are compliant with the legislation in this respect.

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