AQW 16369/17-22 – Workforce planning for nursing and midwifery

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Health what progress has been made by his Department in addressing the recommendations set out in last year’s Northern Ireland Audit Office report on workforce planning for nursing and midwifery, particularly in relation to addressing excessive expenditure on agency nursing staff.

Minister of Health: My Department welcomed the publication of the Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO) report Workforce planning for nurses and midwives on 31 July 2020.

My Department will be very happy to update the Public Accounts Committee further as they progress their consideration of this audit report.