HC Deb 28 April 1988 vol 132 c247W
Mr. Win Griffiths

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services what courses are available for nurses and midwives to undertake further training to improve the scope and standard of their skills.

Mr. Newton

The English National Board for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting has issued outline curricula for 106 post-basic clinical courses, designed to enhance the scope and standard of skills of nurses and midwives. These courses cover clinical nursing skills, work with particular client groups, or research. Most are available at more than one centre throughout the country.

The hon. Member may wish to contact the chairman of the English national board for further information.

In addition, schemes are available through the NHS training authority to assist nurses and midwives who wish to obtain a first degree in a subject relevant to their work and career aspirations and for those who wish to train for general management in the NHS. There are also a variety of management development programmes to assist nurses in their careers.

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