§ Sandra Gidley
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to improve the retention of staff working in the professions allied to medicine.
§ Mr. Hutton
"Meeting the Challenge" sets out our plans for developing and supporting allied health professions and the central role they have to play in delivering the NHS plan's key priorities. A copy has been placed in the Library. The NHS plan also introduced the improving working lives standard to ensure that national health service employers create well-managed, flexible working environments that support all NHS staff.