HC Deb 18 March 1999 vol 327 c746W
Helen Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research his Department has commissioned into the possible benefits of multi-skilling for operating department practitioners and theatre nurses; and if he will make a statement. [77359]

Mr. Denham

The Department has not commissioned any specific research on this topic. National Health Service employers are encouraged to develop multi-skilled employees where this is the best way to meet health service needs.

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