Nurses: Travel

Department of Health written question – answered on 2nd November 2015.

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Photo of Tulip Siddiq Tulip Siddiq Labour, Hampstead and Kilburn

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of providing discount travel fares for all nurses registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Photo of Alistair Burt Alistair Burt The Minister of State, Department of Health

The merits of discounted travel fares is a local matter for individual organisations and the staff they employ to consider. We understand that the Human Resource Directors’ network in London is looking at economic factors within the capital that impact on the retention of nurses in the short and medium term.

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