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Departmental Managers

Volume 475: debated on Friday 16 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what regular meetings are held of and among his Department’s national clinical directors. (205242)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what role his Department’s National Clinical Director for Service Reconfiguration is playing in Lord Darzi’s review of the NHS in England. (205243)

All of the national clinical directors have been involved in the review, commensurate with their roles as national clinical leaders in their particular fields. For example, they have been available to discuss with the local clinical pathway groups in each national health service region the evidence base in their particular areas of expertise. In his role as National Clinical Director for Emergency Access and National Clinical Director for Service Design, Professor Sir George Alberti has advised on clinical quality and safety and clear patient pathways.