HC Deb 09 February 2004 vol 417 c1411W
Mr. Baron

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what measures the Government have in place to ensure that independent treatment centres run by NTC do not recruit from the NHS. [152927]

Mr. Hutton

[holding answer 5 February 2004]: New treatment centres run by the independent sector will be precluded as part of the contracts they sign from poaching national health service staff. Providers are required to demonstrate to sponsors that their workforce strategy is compliant with the contract.

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