Tuesday, 21 June 2022
Department of Health
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]
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.