HC Deb 27 January 1998 vol 305 c200W
35. Dr. Iddon

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proposals he has for boosting the role of nurses in commissioning primary care. [23450]

Mr. Milburn

From April 1999, teams of local general practitioners and community nurses will work together in new Primary Care Groups to shape services to patients. Primary Care Groups will open up a new leadership and decision making role for community nurses, working in partnership with GPs and others locally to improve health and health care.