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NHS: Manpower

Volume 489: debated on Tuesday 10 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the estimated cost is of establishing the Centre of Excellence referred to in paragraph 117 of A High Quality Workforce: NHS Next Stage Review. (260889)

The cost of the Centre of Excellence is not yet established. Since the publication of “A High Quality Workforce” we have taken the time to consult with stakeholders across health, social care and education on what is an important strategic investment for the whole workforce planning system. The feedback received is feeding into the design of the business case and specification for the Centre of Excellence. This will be completed soon, with procurement scheduled to commence in the spring.