§ Mr. Alexander Fletcher
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether community nursing sisters may administer insulin to a patient in his home when there is no doctor present.
§ Mr. Harry Ewing
It is not for my right hon. Friend to decide what is good professional practice in particular circumstances. My understanding of the general practice is, however, that community nursing sisters may administer insulin to patients in their home when there is no doctor present, provided the insulin has been medically prescribed and the nurse has been instructed and is competent in the administration of insulin. If the hon. Gentleman has a particular case in mind and he advises me of the details I would be glad to investigate the circumstances.