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NHS Appointments Commission

Volume 456: debated on Thursday 1 February 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to her answer of 11 January 2007, Official Report, column 701W, on the NHS Appointments Commission, who in her Department is responsible for monitoring the performance of the Appointments Commission; what data is supplied to enable such monitoring to take place; and what steps are taken to check the accuracy of such data. (111259)

The Department sets key performance indicators for the Appointments Commission and regularly monitor their performance through the scrutiny of reports, performance review meetings with officials and twice yearly meetings with the me. The Commission’s board and audit committee also monitor performance, scrutinise data and report to Parliament each year through their annual report. The Commission’s processes are further subject to the requirements of the commissioner for public appointments who also reports annually on her findings.