HC Deb 18 January 1999 vol 323 c379W
Dr. Brand

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to review the work force issues identified by the Health Advisory Service 2000 report, "Not Because They Are Old", with particular reference to staffing levels, skill mix, education and development, management arrangements and support systems. [65322]

Mr. Denham

(holding answer 14 January 1999)We are taking a number of steps which will help to address issues raised in the report. These include the publication of the framework for the management of human resources for the whole of the National Health Service, "Working Together, securing a quality work force for the NHS", which sets targets for local employers in areas such as improved recruitment and retention. We have also consulted widely on modern arrangements to underpin quality in the NHS including the development of lifelong learning and will be issuing guidance on continuing professional development.

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