HC Deb 30 June 1998 vol 315 c165W
16. Mr. Pike

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress he has made in drawing up national performance frameworks for the NHS. [46616]

Mr. Milburn

We have received over 550 responses to our consultation on the National Performance Framework. These indicate wide support for a move to a broader based approach to assessing National Health Service performance and away from the narrow focus of the past. The Framework is to be 'road-tested' by health authorities over the summer in advance of its implementation across the NHS from April 1999.

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