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Hospitals' Ancillary Staffs

Volume 885: debated on Friday 31 January 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what progress has been made in establishing a proper career structure for operating department assistants following the recommendations of the Lewis report and the report of the Advisory Committee on Ancillary Staff Training.

The recommended structure was embodied in a Whitley agreement and sent to employing authorities in August 1973 for implementation.

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many regional health authorities provide training schemes for operating department assistants.

Schemes are provided in 11 regions and should soon be provided generally.