HC Deb 09 March 1993 vol 220 cc493-4W
Sir Michael Grylls

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what measures are being taken to monitor the performance of national health service administrators/management; and what use is being made of outside management consultants to set performance indicators for this group.

Dr. Mawhinney

Performance measures for individual managers of any discipline can only be set by the national health service trust board or authority through the normal management process. A national individual performance review scheme has existed since 1986 for general and senior managers throughout the NHS. Arrangements for performance review of other staff is a matter for individual employing authorities. Under the health service reforms, NHS trusts have the freedom to develop their own performance review systems and a number have done so using design advice from external management consultants.