HC Deb 30 June 1998 vol 315 c166W
18. Mr. Sheerman

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to improve the management skills of senior national health service personnel. [46618]

Mr. Milburn

It is vital that the National Health Service continues to invest systematically in developing senior managers and leaders.

Major development programmes making a significant contribution to developing the skills of senior managers in the NHS include a new Chief Executive Development programme, a Senior Manager Career Development Service, the well established NHS Management Training Scheme and the Management Education Scheme by Open Learning.