Ben Chapman (Wirral South, Labour)
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what (a) research she has carried out and (b) assessment she has made of the effect of agenda for change on job and career progression opportunities for graduate and junior physiotherapists.
Rosie Winterton (Minister of State (Health Services), Department of Health; Doncaster Central, Labour)
The national health service staff council has the responsibility for monitoring the implementation of agenda for change and the effects on NHS staff. This is carried out through its sub groups which include an equality and diversity group, job evaluation consistency checking group and the knowledge and skills framework group. The Department has carried out no separate research in this area.