§ Mr. McCrindle
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he is satisfied with the progress of the implementation of the Griffith's review; how many managers from outside the National Health Service have been appointed; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Hayhoe
Implementation is progressing well. All regional health authorities and 189 (of 191) district health authorities have appointed general managers. At regional level 15 per cent. are from outside the National Health Service, and at district level 21 per cent. About 25 per cent. of general manager appointments at unit level have also now been made. Of these 10 per cent. are from outside the Health Service. A further 35 per cent. are front line professional staff: doctors, nurses, therapists and dentists who have decided to use the opportunity presented by Griffiths and put their knowledge and experience of treating patients to use in the wider interests of the Service as a whole.