§ 13. Mr. Bayley
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make a statement on progress on pacing of treatment in hospital.
§ Dr. Mawhinney
Early evidence indicates that, overall, hospitals are managing their workload effectively over the year. Guidance was issued by the National Health Service Management Executive to ensure that monitoring systems are in place so that local managers can identify problems early and take action to maintain a balanced activity throughout the year.