NHS Trusts

Northern Ireland written question – answered on 16th October 2006.

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Photo of David Lidington David Lidington Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make it his policy to appoint at least one qualified (a) nurse and (b) doctor to the board of each of the new NHS Trusts in Northern Ireland.

Photo of Paul Goggins Paul Goggins Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Northern Ireland Office

Membership of the Boards of Health and Social Services Trusts is set out in the Health and Social Services Trusts (Membership and Procedure) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1991. These regulations require that boards' executive directors shall include

"a medical or dental practitioner and a registered nurse or registered midwife".

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