HC Deb 26 February 2004 vol 418 c576W
Mr. Norman

To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether compliance with the European Working Time Directive for doctors in training will become a Commission for Health Improvement performance indicator. [153699]

Mr. Hutton

From April 2004, the Commission for Healthcare Audit and Inspection will take over responsibility for developing indicators and national health service performance ratings. The latest performance indicators, published by the Commission for Health Improvement for use in the 2003–04 performance ratings, includes an indicator for qualified junior doctors' working hours. The indicator relates to post registration house officers, senior house officers and specialist registrars only.