HC Deb 23 October 1984 vol 65 cc566-7W
Mr. Pavitt

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will make a statement on the introduction of performance indicators into the National Health Service.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

Performance indicators covering a range of Health Service activities and costs were published in September 1983 and are now in use by health authorities. Copies of the national and regional summaries have been placed in the Library. In July 1983 we set up a joint NHS-DHSS group to advise on the further development and use of performance inicators and we expect to receive their report later this year, including their recommendations for publishing an improved set of indicators in 1985.