NHS Agencies

Health written question – answered on 29th June 2004.

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Photo of Jeremy Corbyn Jeremy Corbyn Labour, Islington North

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list the NHS agencies whose future he is reviewing; and what (a) the date of the agency's establishment and (b) total number of staff is in each case.

Photo of Rosie Winterton Rosie Winterton The Minister of State, Department of Health

holding answer 7 June 2004

The data for the national health service bodies concerned is shown in the table.

Name of body Date established Number of staff 1
Commission for Social Care Inspection 1 April 2004 2,622
Commission for Healthcare Audit and Inspection (The Health-care Commission) 1 April 2004 456
Commission for Patient and Public Involvement in Health 1 January 2003 123
Counter Fraud and Security Management Service 1 January 2003 284
Council for the Regulation of Health Care Professionals 1 April 2003 10
Dental Practice Board 1948 333
Dental Vocational Training Authority 1 October 1993 2.5
Family Health Services Appeal Authority 1 April 1995 12
General Social Care Council 1 October 2001 130
Health Development Agency 1 January 2000 122.6
Health Protection Agency 1 April 2003 2,628
Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority 1 August 1991 105
Independent Regulator of NHS Foundation Trusts 5 January 2004 37
Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency 1 April 2003 806
Mental Health Act Commission 1983 38
NHS Appointments Commission 1 April 2001 39
NHS Direct 1 April 2004 3,000
NHS Estates 1 April 1991 180.8
NHS Logistics 1 April 2000 1,452
NHS Information Authority 1 April 1999 1,034
NHS Litigation Authority 20 November 1995 184.4
NHS Pensions Agency 20 November 1992 369
NHS Professionals 1 January 2004 671
NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency 1 January 2000 336
NHSU 1 December 2003 270
National Biological Standards Board 1976 305
National Blood Authority 1993 5,378
National Institute for Clinical Excellence 1 April 1999 92
National Clinical Assessment Authority 1 April 2001 87.7
National Patient Safety Agency 2 July 2001 169.2
National Radiological Protection Board 1 October 1970 338
National Treatment Agency for Drugs 1 April 2001 84
Postgraduate Medical Education Training Board 1 October 2003 27
Prescription Pricing Authority 1977 2,260
Public Health Laboratory Service (3)1977 62.6
UK Transplant 1 July 2000 132

(2) Staff figures are given in whole-time equivalents as at 1 April 2004.

(3) The Public Health Laboratory Service existed in an earlier form from the late 1940s.

Note:

Bodies which have been abolished since the Department's review of its arm's length bodies was announced are not shown.

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