Written answers

Tuesday, 21 June 2022

Department of Health

Departmental Budgets

Photo of Duncan SmithDuncan Smith (Dublin Fingal, Labour)
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712. To ask the Minister for Health the budget that has been provided for the new advanced nurse practitioners as recently advertised by his Department; if this is a new payment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32786/22]

Photo of Stephen DonnellyStephen Donnelly (Wicklow, Fianna Fail)
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As the Deputy may be aware, in November 2021 I requested that the number of nurses and midwives practicing at an advanced level (AN/MPs) across the health service be increased from 2% of the workforce to 3% over the two/ three years. A target of 2% had been recommended in A Policy on the Development of Graduate to Advanced Nursing and Midwifery Practice. I have allocated funding of €11.9m to the HSE in 2022 for approximately 160 new AN/MP posts. 

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