HC Deb 08 March 2000 vol 345 cc754-5W
Mrs. Lait

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what is the estimated total cost to the NHS of the changeover to the national logo, broken down by estimated cost per(a) health authority, (b) health trust, (c) regional organisation and (d) other NHS body; and what is the longest timescale envisaged for the completion of the exercise. [111870]

Yvette Cooper

Adoption of the National Health Service mark is being undertaken as items come up for replacement in the normal course of business. As a result, no NHS organisation has been required to undertake any additional work and no additional costs to NHS organisations are envisaged. New NHS organizations formed as the result of mergers will save money by adoption of the existing mark rather than having to invest in designing a new logo.

No deadline has been set for NHS organisations to apply the NHS mark universally. Health Authorities have been asked to adopt the existing NHS mark on stationery by January 2001, and NHS trusts by April 2001.

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