HC Deb 17 September 2003 vol 410 cc839-40W
Mr. Baron

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list the NHS trusts which have not yet appointed a designated nurse for child protection. [127011]

Dr. Ladyman

According 10 the child protection sell-audit returns submitted to the Commission for Health improvement, by the end of May 2003, the following National Health Service trusts, including primary care trusts, acute trusts, and mental health trusts, did not have a named nurse in post when they made their return.

  • Tendring Primary Care Trust
  • Black water Valley and Hart Primary Care Trust
  • Colchester Primary Care Trust
  • Dudley South Primary Care Trust
  • Dudley Bencon and Castle Primary Care trust
  • Knowsley Primary Care Trust
  • Cheimslord Primary Care Trust
  • Waveney Primary Care Trust
  • Brent Primary Care Trust
  • Witham, Bramiree and Halstead Care NHS Trust
  • Cardiothoracic Centre Liverpool NHS Trust (The)
  • Walton Centre for Neurology & Neurosurgery NHS Trust
  • East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Rotherham General Hospitals NHS Trust
  • West Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust
  • Whittington Hospital NHS Trust
  • Five Boroughs Partnership NHS Trust
  • Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnerships NHS Trust
  • Calderstones NHS Trust
  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
  • East London and The City Mental Health NHS Trust
  • Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Trust
  • North Cumbria Mental Health and Learning Disabilities NHS Trust
  • North East London Mental Health NHS Trust
  • Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust
  • Worcestershire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

However, 13 of these 26 trusts noted in their return that they were in the process of recruiting a named nurse, or that recruitment would start shortly, and a further four said that they had made alternative arrangements such as access to specialist advice Irom another trust or organisation, a shared team across the whole county, or a combined designated/named nurse post.

The following primary care trusts did not have a designated nurse in post at the time that they made their return:

  • Hensmere Primary Care Trust
  • West Cumbria Primary Care Trust
  • Rugby Primary Care Trust
  • Wafiord and Three Rivers Primary Care Trust
  • Tower Hamlets Primary Care Trust
  • Redbridge Primary Care Trust

However, three of these trusts noted in their return that they were in the process of recruiting a designated nurse, and another noted that it had made alternative arrangements for staff to access specialist advice.