Thanks for that, Charlie. smile

Perhaps that helps to explain also the recent announcement that all those entering the field of nursing from 2013 shall be required to come armed with a degree.

So it seems I was on the right lines regarding the "old dears", then. That is, the increase in the use of APM's is all down to the aging population. That, and the other reasons you mention!

(apologies to Lee for the digression)

If you don't inspect ... don't expect.