HC Deb 17 March 1988 vol 129 cc669-70W
Mr. Galbraith

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, pursuant to his answer of 14 March,Official Report, column 171, if he will list the members of the Scottish Health Management Efficiency Group; when it was set up; where it is located; and what is its remit.

Mr. Michael Forsyth

I assume that the hon. Member is referring to the answer I gave to the hon. Member for Edinburgh, Central (Mr. Darling) in theOfficial Report at column 333.

The present membership of the Scottish Health Management Efficiency Group is as follows:

  • Mr. J. D. M. Robertson, OBE (Chairman), Chairman, Orkney Health Board;
  • Mr. D. Adams Jones, Director, Information Statistics Division Common Services Agency;
  • Dr. C. M. Brough, Chief Administrative Medical Officer, Lothian Health Board;
  • Mr. F. Clark, General Manager, Lanarkshire Health Board;
  • Mr. I. G. Dorward, Acting General Manager, Fife Health Board;
  • Mr. J. M. Eckford, General Manager. Ayrshire and Arran Health Board;
  • Mr. C. W. Ellis, Chairman, Grampian Health Board;
  • Miss I. I. Gordon, Deputy Chief Nursing Officer, Scottish Home and Health Department;
  • Mr. J. R. Hudson, Treasurer, Tayside Health Board;
  • Mr. L. J. M. Hynd, OBE, Chairman, Forth Valley Health Board;
  • Mr. K. MacAskill, Chief Work Study Officer, Common Services Agency;
  • Miss W. R. MacPherson, Chief Area Nursing Officer, Grampian Health Board;
  • Professor I. W. Percy-Robb, Department of Pathological Biochemistry, Western Infirmary Glasgow;
  • Mr. L. E. Peterken, General Manager, Greater Glasgow Health Board;
  • Mr. D. Stevenson, Assistant Secretary, Scottish Home and Health Department;
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  • Mr. R. B. Weatherstone, TD, Chairman, Lothian Health Board;
  • Dr. D. Steel, Secretary.

The group's secretariat is located at Trinity Park house, Edinburgh.

The group was established in September 1985 with the following remit: To plan and co-ordinate arrangements to implement by December 1987 the national review programme proposed by the Efficiency Programmes Group; to make recommendations to the Minister for Education and Health, Health Boards and Common Services Agency on the implementation of review results; to review progress, including the level of savings achieved, by Health Boards and the Common Services Agency in implementing recommendations; to indentify and pursue future priorities for resource savings, to consider other matters relevant to efficiency in the Scottish Health Service; and to report progress.