HC Deb 31 July 1981 vol 9 c676W
Mr. Hardy

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will take steps to ensure that unnecessary staff disturbance and distress will be avoided in new health authorities serving the same or similar areas as those currently operating.

Dr. Vaughan

Under a General Whitley Council agreement to be issued shortly, arrangements for filling management posts during NHS reorganisation in England will be agreed regionally by management and the recognised staff organisations. Using nationally agreed criteria, they will agree whether posts should be filled by their present occupants or by limited competition.