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NHS: Standards

Volume 491: debated on Wednesday 22 April 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will undertake a review of the effectiveness of the overview and scrutiny functions of local government in relation to the NHS in light of the findings of the Healthcare Commission’s report on Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust. (268935)

There is already in place an existing departmental led review looking at how improvements in health scrutiny may be secured. The review commenced in November 2008 and early feedback from a range of national health service, local government and other stakeholders is currently being reviewed and assessed.