HC Deb 13 July 1976 vol 915 c158W
Mr. Orbach

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what representations he has received in connection with the present administrative structure of the NHS, particularly with reference to the two tiers of authority.

Dr. Owen

We have received a number of representations that management has become remote and bureaucratic. The abolition of one level in the management structure of the National Health Service is frequently suggested.

The Government are attempting to streamline and improve management within existing legislation.

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