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Health Authorities (Chairmen)

Volume 124: debated on Monday 14 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will publish in the Official Report the terms of reference laid down by him for each of the chairpersons of health authorities in England; and on what date a change was last made to those terms of reference.

Chairmen of health authorities are expected to provide leadership to members and staff so that the highest standards of service are provided to patients within available resources and responsive to local needs as interpreted in the context of national and regional policies.