HC Deb 23 February 1989 vol 147 cc788-9W
Mr. Fearn

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if all regional health authorities have been asked to prepare manpower supply strategies and supply measures and training strategies.

Mr. Mellor

Regional health authorities have been asked through the issue of HC(88)43 "Health Services Development—Resource Assumptions and Planning Guidelines" issued July 1988, to prepare for all staff groups manpower supply strategies assessing demand and supply measures necessary to meet assessed demand together with proposed steps to deal with any shortfalls. Also where necessary that supply strategies be linked to training strategies.

A copy of HC(88)43 has been placed in the Library (refer to paragraphs 32–38).