§ Baroness Cumberlege
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What is their timetable for the introduction of nurse prescribing on a national basis; and
Whether they have estimated the additional costs of a national scheme for nurse prescribing, and, if so, what are those costs; and
Whether they have made provision in their 1997–98, 1998–99 and 1999–2000 expenditure plans to allow for nurse prescribing on a national basis.
§ Baroness Jay of Paddington
Decisions on the introduction of nurse prescribing will be made in the light of our findings from the extended pilot which commenced in April 1997.