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SPECIALIST NURSES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 929A1: tabled on 29 March 2010

Tabled in the 2009-10 session.

This motion has been signed by 1 Member. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Dr Howard Stoate on 24 February 2010. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

after `nurses', insert `, including specialists in community nursing such as district nurses,'.

Original motion text

That this House welcomes the report by the Royal College of Nursing into the value of specialist nurses; recognises that specialist nurses provide invaluable support for patients and their families during periods of care; notes that specialist nurses contribute to reducing referral times and length of hospital stays, reduce chances of complications following medical procedures, improve patient outcomes and experience, coordinate health and social care support, reduce rates of readmission, and assist unpaid carers to care more effectively; further notes that specialist nurses save the NHS money in the long term by improving the quality and efficiency of care; calls for specialist nursing provision to be available to all patients with a chronic or long term condition; and further calls for long-term funding for specialist nurses to be maintained and guaranteed in the face of financial constraint.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment.