HC Deb 24 February 1999 vol 326 c348W
Mr. McLoughlin

To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many chief executives of primary health care groups have been appointed in South Derbyshire and North Derbyshire; [71434]

(2) what is the annual cost to South Derbyshire and North Derbyshire Health Authorities of employing the chief executives for the primary health care groups in their area. [71436]

Mr. Denham

Within North and Southern Derbyshire health authorities there are a total of ten primary care groups. Each of these will have a chief executive whose salary will be approved by the Health Authority's Remuneration Committee.

To date, seven chief executives have been appointed. National guidance gave a framework for salaries ranging between £34,000–50,000.

All these costs will be met within the funds released by the closure of the general practitioner fundholding scheme.