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Foundation Trusts

Volume 449: debated on Wednesday 19 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how (a) employees and (b) elected representatives of NHS foundation trusts can obtain information concerning staff discipline. (83222)

National health service foundation trusts have independent status within the NHS. They are free from Secretary of State’s powers of direction and can determine their own human resources (HR) policy and procedures to facilitate the innovative development of the work force. Specific aspects concerning HR policy will be available from the respective organisations.