HC Deb 04 May 1993 vol 224 c40W
14. Ms Quin

To ask the Secretary of State for health what changes she is planning to the consultation precedure leading to the establishment of NHS trusts.

Dr. Mawhinney


Mr. Boyce

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what action she is taking to improve the public accountability of NHS trusts; and if she will make a statement.

Dr. Mawhinney

Every year each national health service trust issues a summary business plan and annual report, makes its accounts publicly available and holds a public meeting. In addition, the trusts issue a strategic plan every three years. This is a minimum requirement which many trusts exceed. It represents a high level of public accountability which requires no improvement.