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Nhs (Regional Strategies)

Volume 78: debated on Monday 29 April 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what power he has to intervene in negotiations between district health authorities and their regions in the implementation of agreed regional strategies.

The Secretary of State has wide powers of direction under the National Health Service Act 1977. However, we expect all health authorities to act reasonably and responsibly in implementing strategic plans within the resources available in line with normal management practice.