HC Deb 18 May 2004 vol 421 c939W
Mrs. Iris Robinson

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what is being done to increase the involvement of front-line nurses in departmental policy formulation. [173601]

Angela Smith

Front-line nurses have a range of opportunities to contribute to Departmental policy including membership of The Central Nursing Advisory Committee, secondments to the Department's Nursing and Advisory Group, participation in professional forums established by Nursing Officers and Midwifery Advisors from the Nursing and Midwifery Advisory Group and through established consultation procedures.