HC Deb 28 March 2003 vol 402 c448W
Mr. Drew

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of(a) hospital trusts, (b) primary care trusts and (c) other health trusts have Investors in People status. [104956]

Mr. Hutton

Information on Investors in People is not collected centrally. However, the National Health Service Improving Working Lives (IWL) Standard which was launched in October 2000, is a commitment by NHS employers to create well managed, flexible working environments which support staff, promote their welfare and development, and respect the need for a balance between work and their home life. All acute trusts and many other NHS organisations are currently working towards accreditation to Practice status'. The IWL initiative dovetails with other initiatives such as Investors in People.