NHS Improvement

Department of Health written question – answered on 14th July 2017.

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Photo of Justin Madders Justin Madders Shadow Minister (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make it his policy to require future chairs of NHS Improvement to have had previous experience in the health sector.

Photo of Philip Dunne Philip Dunne The Minister of State, Department of Health

The Government and the Commissioner for Public Appointments are committed to encouraging as wide a range as possible of high quality candidates to consider applying for public appointments.

It is important that the collective leadership of NHS Improvement has strong experience from within the health sector, and it is also vital that it has skills and experience drawn from outside of the sector, in order to provide a range of perspectives.

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