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Health Services: North East

Volume 504: debated on Friday 29 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made by the North East strategic health authority on each of the priorities set out by its clinical innovation team in its document, Our strategic vision for transforming healthcare services within the North East of England, of June 2009. (313911)

The strategic vision for transforming health care services within the North East of England was developed locally by the North East strategic health authority as part of the National Health Service Next Stage Review.

“Our Vision, Our Future” priorities were developed through unprecedented engagement and reflect the needs and expectations of the local community.

Delivery is overseen locally. The Department does not performance manage its delivery in line with its commitments to local empowerment, decentralisation and reducing unnecessary bureaucracy.