Civil Servants

Health written question – answered on 6th April 2010.

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Photo of Stephen O'Brien Stephen O'Brien Shadow Minister (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health which senior civil servants in his Department left to take up jobs in the for-profit or not-for-profit healthcare sector in the last two years.

Photo of Phil Hope Phil Hope Minister of State (the East Midlands), Regional Affairs, Minister of State (the East Midlands), Department of Health

The Department does not hold records on the employment of former staff after they leave the Department.

Rules on civil servants taking up outside business appointments are published in the Civil Service Management Code (section 4.3) which can be found at:

Section 4.3 annex A contains the full guidance on accepting outside business appointments. The Department complies fully with the requirements of the Civil Service Management Code in ensuring adherence to the business appointments procedure.

These rules are also referred to in the Directory of Civil Service Guidance, available at:

Standard employment contracts for all senior civil servants refer to the rules on outside business appointments.

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