HC Deb 22 July 1997 vol 298 c556W
20. Mr. Baker

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what criteria he will be using to decide whom to appoint to the boards of NHS trusts. [7963]

Mr. Milburn

The Department has recently issued revised guidelines on the qualities we will be looking for in non-executive directors of NHS trusts. The guidelines are designed to make boards much more representative of the communities they serve; to encourage more NHS users and carers to become members of boards; and to ensure that all candidates are personally committed to the national health service.

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