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Cheshire And Merseyside Sha

Volume 405: debated on Thursday 22 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what arrangements are in place for reviewing the performance of the Chief Executive of Cheshire and Merseyside strategic health authority; and when, and by whom, such reviews are carried out; [112308](2) by what means hon. Members can contribute to a review of the performance of a Chief Executive of a health authority. [112798]

The performance of chief executives of strategic health authorities (SHAs) is the responsibility of the relevant SHA board in partnership with senior officials at the Department of Health. Hon. Members can convey their views to the relevant SHA Chair.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people applied for the post of Chief Executive of the Cheshire and Merseyside strategic health authority; and how many were interviewed. [112310]

At the time when the chief executive posts for the strategic health authorities (SHAs) were advertised, the boundaries had not been identified. Candidates were therefore required to express an interest in the following areas: Eastern; London; North West; Northern and Yorkshire; South East; and South West.As such no candidates expressed an interest in, or were interviewed for the Cheshire and Merseyside SHA.