HC Deb 25 May 1971 vol 818 c63W
Mr. Dodds-Parker

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what proposals he has for providing a career structure to enable hospital staff to transfer to community welfare services.

Sir K. Joseph

I am not sure which categories of hospital staff my hon. Friend has in mind. Where transfer would promote more effective co-ordination of health and personal social services, it might suitably form part of the study to be made of arrangements for collaboration between health authorities and local authorities, as proposed in the consultative document on National Health Service reorganisation.