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Health Authorities

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 10 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will place in the Library a copy of the (a) agenda and (b) minutes of the meeting he held with the chairs of strategic health authorities on 13 January 2009; and whether he holds meetings with this group on a regular basis. (255598)

The meeting on 13 January 2009 was a private, informal dinner between my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State and the chairs of the strategic health authorities (SHAs). There was no formal agenda or minutes taken. Issues discussed at the dinner included: the future of the medical work force, professional revalidation, mixed sex accommodation, NHS productivity, capital investment, regulation and diversity and equality.

My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State normally meets with the SHA chairs on a quarterly basis.