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Non-Departmental Public Bodies (Triennial Reviews)

Volume 594: debated on Thursday 12 March 2015

I am today announcing the start of the triennial reviews of the NHS Pay Review Body (NHSPRB) and the Review Body on Doctors’ and Dentists’ Remuneration (DDRB).

All Government Departments are required to review their non-departmental public bodies (NDPBs) at least once every three years. In order to ensure that the Department is an effective system steward and can be assured of all the bodies it is responsible for, the Department has extended the programme of reviews over the next three years to all its arm’s length bodies and Executive agencies.

The reviews of the NHSPRB and DDRB have been selected to commence during the first year of the programme (2014-15). The reviews will consider the two pay review bodies’ functions and corporate form, as well as performance and capability, governance and opportunities for greater efficiencies. The Department will be working with a wide range of stakeholders throughout the reviews.