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Volume 402: debated on Thursday 3 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) patient pathway supervisors, (b) customer relationship managers, (c) Sure Start managers, (d) National Five-A-Day Co-ordinators, (e) facilitators, (f) assertive outreach managers, (g) bilingual advocates, (h) liaison officers and (i) strategists are employed in the national health service; and what their average salary is in each case. [104075]

The information requested for patient pathway supervisors, customer relationship managers, facilitators, bilingual advocates, liaison officers and strategists is not collected centrally.There are 11 Five-A-Day co-ordinator posts, of which three are part-time in the regions with eight co-ordinators having been recruited so far.Salford Primary Care Trust was awarded a grant by the New Opportunities Fund to employ Five-A-Day co-ordinators in each region plus one supra-regional coordinator. The salary of the supra-regional co-ordinator will be around £35,000. The regional co-ordinators' salaries are between £25,000 and £30,000.In October 2001, there were 191 assertive outreach teams and 90 whole-time equivalent assertive outreach managers.There are currently 439 sure start programmes. The number of managers in these areas and their average salary is not collected centrally.