NHS: Non-Foundation Trusts

House of Lords written question – answered on 27th February 2012.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government which appointments of chief executives to non-foundation trusts in the National Health Service have been made outside the normal process for appointments.

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The Department is not routinely involved with the appointment of chief executives to National Health Service trusts. However, NHS trust chairs are expected to consult and involve the strategic health authority chief executive at all stages of the recruitment, selection and appointment process when appointing a new chief executive.

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