HC Deb 13 January 1992 vol 201 c526W
Mrs. Dunwoody

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research was instituted by Her Majesty's Government before they introduced hospital trusts and other reforms within the national health service review.

Mr. Dorrell

Since the publication of the White Paper "Working for Patients" in January 1989, there has been considerable work going on throughout the national health service to develop all the proposals contained in it into practical actions. We have always made clear that in implementing the reforms we are aiming for steady incremental progress over a number of years, informed by the lessons of experience.