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Transition Programme

Health written question – answered on 18th January 2011.

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Photo of John Healey John Healey Shadow Secretary of State for Health

To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the letter from the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Quality of 20 December 2010,

(1) what the constituent parts are of the Transition Programme; and what the (a) terms of reference, (b) purpose and (c) membership is of the working groups involved in their delivery;

(2) what programme boards were involved in the Transition Programme, referred to in the letter sent to the right hon. Member for Wentworth and Dearne from the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health of 20 December 2010; what the membership is of each such board; on what dates such boards have held meetings; and what the frequency of meetings of each such board is.

Photo of Simon Burns Simon Burns The Minister of State, Department of Health

The constituent parts of the transition programme consist of:

1st Tier: Departmental Board-Chair: Andrew Lansley, Secretary of State

2nd Tier: DH Executive Board-Chair: Una O'Brien, Permanent Secretary (formerly the Transition Board)

3rd Tier: Transition Programme Board-Chair: Richard Douglas, Director General, Policy, Strategy and Finance

4th Tier: Commissioning Development Board-Chair: Barbara Hakin

Provider Development Board- Chair: Ian Dalton.

The purpose, terms of reference and membership for these groups have been placed in the Library.

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